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Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, meaning "auspicious sumeru temple". The monastery is the largest temple in Shigaze, Tibet, and is built on the slopes of Mount Nyima. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery as the traditional seat for Panchen Lamas. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, together with Gandain, Sera and Drepung Monastery, are recognized as "the four famous monasteries of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism". The temple covers an area of 150,000 square meters and is surrounded by palace walls. The palace walls are meandering along the mountain, with a circumference of more than 3,000 meters. Inside the temple, there are 57 halls and 3,600 houses. The noble main building with golden top and red wall is majestic and spectacular. Looking from a distance, the magnificent halls, pagodas and buildings are striking to the sky. In the monastery, Buddha figures are distinct with each other, and the form is very realistic. In the main hall, monks are chanting sutras; before the statues, believers are worshiping. For more than five hundred years, it has strongly attracted Buddhists and visitors.

Tashilhunpo Monastery (Shigatse)

Location: Shigatse, Tibet, China

Suggested Duration: 3 hours

Opening Hours:09:00~17:00

Category:Culture landscape