Two children playing in the streets of the old town of Gyantse. Gyantse is a small village nestled in the pastoral road connecting Lhasa to Shigatse (known as the Friendship Highway), about 264 kilometers just south-west of Lhasa. Gyantse is located in the main trade route to India from there in the past and because of this privileged status should be afforded an intense commercial activity which greatly emphasized the manufacture and sale of wool products including would mention the valuable carpets.