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Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Gyangze County

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  • If you ever happen to be around here you should visit this particular place with Tibetan monks practicing their talks. Guide is essential even if you know Chinese. 
  • A magnificent remain of the newar art dated back to the 14-15th Century......A wonderful experience to go through all the small tibetan doors and gives you an opportunity to reflect and f...  read more »
  • This magnificent and ancient monastery stands suddenly in the fertile agricultural valley that runs south along the Himalayan pre variant of the Friendship Highway connecting Lhasa with Kathmandu. The monastery all red walled fortifications and dominated by a large Tangka is famous for its Kumbum, a round tower in the shape of a Pagoda (unique) that covers six floors overlap quadrangular leaves then caught the end of circular and its golden roof soaring toward the blue sky. But it's not just the architectural shape to impress but the hundreds of chapels dedicated to the various Buddha and deities tanks which are venerated in the monastery, with its ancient and colorful frescoes, the wooden statues or stucco, crowded altars, a gradual discovery scanning upwards, which takes time and a great knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism (or a great guide) to understand beyond the emotion of beauty. At the top of the v ista on the monastery and the fortress of Gyantze is no less spectacular. But this monastery does not only have a Kumbum, but also many temples all beautiful (and not just the dominant Gelugpa or yellow caps Order), a wonderful meeting, preceded by a chapel for the very special Tantric rituals and traditions and a wheel which describes the samsara (the cycle of reincarnation) fresco of exceptional quality. And yet chorten and monastic colleges and small altars, stupa, a maze in which they disperse the many tourists and many faithful Tibetans with their costumes and their unswerving and millennial faith.
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