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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. To visit Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) on your trip to Lhasa, use our Lhasa vacation planner.
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  • A very nice and very large monastery, was the first so I did a great effect, then I've had other and better but still it is worth seeing.
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  • Just returned from our visit and am in awe. The past two days was the celebration of the 600th year anniversary of the founding of the monastery. The monks in the great hall were cleaning up the hundr...  more »
  • Lhasa three days went sightseeing in the eyes. Offering a little away. Headed by private car, but construction traffic, it took me about 1 hour. On-site walking or yak, or the lying a lot of dogs. Temple overlooking the Lhasa. The toilet was very intense.
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