Nechung Monastery and Temple, Lhasa

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  • Nechung was formerly the seat of the Tibetan State Oracle. The superior of the monastery, along with other "oracles" elsewhere in the world, came into trance (supposedly "possessed" by a deity, Pehar Gyalpo) to prophesy on the subjects before it. Given the "shamanic" nature of this oracle, the monastery that housed it is quite different from the others. In fact, it's as if the whole monastery was a "gongkhang" (protector Chapel). So it is entirely decorated with frescoes especially "gore" as usually are the gongkangs: demonic figures, garlands of human skin, etc. Interesting. The deserves a visit.
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  • One of the most amazing monasteries and temples that I have seen! It is beautiful all through and through!  more »
  • This temple was at Drepung monastery right after the ticket's first temple. Temple is not large, but it is life. Many Tibetan compatriots working in the attic while singing. That picture is very pleasant. Highly recommend to have a look!
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Look along the knotted streets of the eastern district of Lhasa for a number of welcoming guesthouses and storied hotels, close to the main Tibetan attractions around Jokhang Temple. With a little more age and character than options out west, the accommodations in this district attract seasoned travelers and cultural enthusiasts. Out to the west sit a good deal more chain hotels and towering hotel and mall complexes, offering a range of additional facilities, such as swimming pools, restaurants, and karaoke bars.
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