Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Lhasa

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Enjoy a scenic path and the sight of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), tumbling in three tiers from 22 m (72 ft) and then from 30 m (98 ft), respectively. Gushing out of rocky formation into a large 21 m deep (69 ft) pond, the first waterfall offers a spectacular view, which you can enjoy from a railing at a safe distance. Called the "Pond of the Emperor of Heaven," this national treasure supports a number of rare plants growing in the vicinity of the cascades--most notably solimnan reed, which makes it a national monument. The hike will take you past a picturesque red and white metal pedestrian bridge and a Buddhist temple. Bring walking shoes, bug spray, and water. Make Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) part of your personalized Lhasa itinerary using our Lhasa online route planner .
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  • September 30, 2017
    we visited Drepung Monatery before Potala Palace, so it was a practice of walking up the stone stairs, From Drepung Monastery, you can see the whole new Lhasa city, great view, and the Monastery itsel...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Wonderful in the morning under the mountains. of interest is the návśteva kitchen, where cooks preparing morning butter tea and drink on the basis jakového. Odporúćam návśtevu during the Festival when they are beautifully decorated with stones around the temple. I attach the ukáźku.
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  • September 17, 2017
    It's like a village. Wander through streets of Monges rooms is worthwhile. It is very nice to see people from all regions. I highly recommend it.
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  • December 16, 2016
    Beauty is a reflection in the eye and body of the beholder, once home to 6000 monks, it's a place of history and spirit. Understanding appreciating the presence pure peace and joy.
  • April 5, 2017
    Drepung monastery is considered to be of the three largest gelugpa monasteries in and around Lhasa.
  • November 12, 2015
    Biggest monastery in the world. Beautiful and one of the attraction in Lhasa. Would not recommend if you don't have much time in lhasa
  • November 14, 2016
    Awesome!
  • February 19, 2016
    Should not miss!

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