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Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse

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The largest operating religious institution in Tibet, Tashilunpo Monastery is home to the world's biggest gilded statue Maitreya Buddha--Buddha of the Future. The first Dalai Lama founded the monastery in 1447 and, while other Tibetan monasteries were severely damaged during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the major structures of this one survived almost intact. Walk the cobbled alleys winding around aged buildings and see many photographs of Panchen Lamas--the highest-ranking lamas after Dalai Lama. Look for the Panchen Lama palace with golden stupas and three statues representing Amitabha Buddha, Buddha of Infinite Light. Put Tashilunpo Monastery into our Shigatse trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Shigatse.
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  • You must visit this place when you are in Shigatse for the very first time because it's where Panchen Lama's residence if he is here, while you can't see his privacy living quarter or meditation room ...  more »
  • Elegant detailing all groomed, colourful, clean territory, tealety and maps for tourists. Available live and audio guides. The current monastery, there are what and whom to see. Original, of course, but the level is no worse than the Palace of Potaly.
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  • Is a where is beautiful monastiri provides many things to see mpwreis but better to have a guide with you etsei so that your explanation what is everything and never ever find out there eg.
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  • A beautiful temple in this very well preserved ancient town.
  • An ancient Temple that fulled of history. Thanks to our guide that he did a very well explanation on every detailed.
  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the seat of succesive Panchen Lamas and a must see attraction in Tsang region of Tibet.
  • Must see in Tibet. Great place.
  • Big and very interesting monastery, must be visited. Opportunities for nice photographs._

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