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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  • We enjoyed strolling around and watching the monks have debates with one another. You can take photos, but you must keep a good distance from the monks. This is well worth the visit.  more »
  • Drepung Temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Gelug Temple in terms of its size and historical status. It is the largest and incomparable Dalai Lama in the world. It is the alma mater of the successi...  more »
  • It is a literally big monastiri where located within white fairly well preserved books and statues of their own which you can see will take you a few hours but it is truly unique.
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  • 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.
  • Drepung monastery is considered to be of the three largest gelugpa monasteries in and around Lhasa.
  • 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
  • Should not miss!
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