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Ganden Monastery, Lhasa

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At Ganden Monastery, explore one the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, perched high on the 4,200 m (13,779 ft) Wangbur Mountain. Founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the great preacher, saint, and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, the monastery would go on to teach thousands upon thousands of monks, and give rise to the "yellow hat" section of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. Look for yaks as you take the scenic winding road up the desolate mountain to the site; once there, you'll gain an authentic look at an ancient, still-functioning spiritual society. Choose from several walking paths traversing the monastery, including one that circumnavigates the entire site, affording panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Use our Lhasa itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Ganden Monastery and other attractions in Lhasa.
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  • If you travel to Tibet and don't know who Lord Matreiya is, I suggest you should read up on him. Matreiya is the Future Buddha in the Buddhist scriptures, who is supposed to rule the world after Gauta...  more »
  • The monastery is outside of the city and you'll have to hire a car to get there. Usually its a half day visit, so you can combine it with something else ( I went to Drak Yerpa in the morning and to Ga...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to see a mountain monastery and some incredible views of the mountains, valley and small village. This monastery is one of the earliest and largest Buddhist monasteries. We a...  more »
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  • The best Tibetan monastery in Lhasa . Highly recommend for the hiking around the monastery. Must visit in Lhasa
  • Holy & serenity. Dr Paul
  • 時間許可的話,轉山去!