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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. Arrange to visit Tashilunpo Monastery and other attractions in Shigatse using our Shigatse itinerary maker.
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  • 日喀則的扎什倫布寺, 廣場距離寺廟仍有一段距離 只能再嘆 幅員遼闊 寺院占地15萬平方米 宮牆沿山勢蜿蜒迤邐 是個運動的好地方! 一入門的虎圖壁畫 的確和漢族佛教風格迥異 扎什倫布寺是由一世達賴喇嘛創建 後來成為歷代班禪的寓所 各僧院保有的文物 是研究西藏各時期政治、經濟‧文化‧社會發展的無價之寶 
  • Main attraction and worth it as it enjoys a beautiful Tibetan village around the monastery. beautiful
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  • 在這不僅是觀光客還有許多朝拜的藏人,曲折蜿蜒的路徑,每一隅都使人忍不住佇足欣賞,相較布宮的宏偉,我更喜愛札寺的溫和。 另,札寺的藏香更是極佳的紀念小禮。 
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  • Big and very interesting monastery, must be visited. Opportunities for nice photographs._
  • Must visit place when you go to Tibet. Big area of Monastery sorrounding the mountain.
  • Let us all irrespectiv of our country,caste n creed giv imp n emphasis 2 humanity n happiness fr all n 2 ignore wtevr wrong ws done or receivd 2 live as a united tranquil peace loving ppl........ let dr b no war no more hatred no more killing coz nobody enjoys suffering... we can mk our planet better...love ur animals n forests coz without dem v humans face grave danger of extinction... show d world dt CHINA is a great super power in d entire earth nt only in manpower,army,industry,financially,etc but also in terms of spreadn love,mutual understanding,respect fr others,,humanity overall...... One China One love One World to live in....
  • May the Panchen Lama soon be released from Chinese prison. MCLEOD GANJ, India, 25 April 2014 Tibetans marked the 25th birthday of the XIth Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, on Friday, as he remains a captive of the Chinese government. Revered as the second in hierarchy after the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama, along with his parents, disappeared a day after the Dalai Lama recognised him as the reincarnation of the Xth Panchen Lama. He was then six years old, in 1995. A few months later, the Chinese government appointed Gyaltsen Norbu as its own “Panchen Lama”. The Chinese government initially denied allegations that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima had been kidnapped. A year later, in May 1996, as international pressure mounted, China admitted to holding the XIth Panchen Lama. China said that for fear of his being kidnapped by separatists, he was being held “at the request of his parents”. Subsequently, in a series of conflicting reports, China claimed that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was living in Beijing, and in Tibet, saying that his parents wished not to be disturbed and to lead a quiet life. Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration, said in a statement that the very existence of the Panchen Lama is in doubt as he has not been seen since being taken into captivity on 17 May 1995. He said that recognition of reincarnations falls within the Tibetan spiritual domain, and only Tibetan spiritual leaders have this prerogative. It is not a political matter, particularly not for an atheist government responsible for destroying Tibetan culture in Tibet. “I also directly appeal to the Chinese authorities to release Gedun Choekyi Nyima, his family, and other prisoners of conscience. This would be a large step forward to restoring China’s moral leadership in the world.” Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in a statement on the occasion stated that the disappearance of the Panchen Lama demonstrates the extreme hostility and suspicion with which Chinese government views Tibetan religion and its clergy. “The act also represents the manipulation of Tibetan Buddhism for political purposes as is evident in the Order no 5 issued by the Chinese government to control and institutionalize the Tibetan reincarnation system, a move that essentially prohibits Buddhist monks from reincarnating without government permission.” Tibetan Buddhists believe that the continued disappearance of the XIth Panchen Lama continues to deprive them of their right to freedom of religion or belief. Tibet Sun
  • 扎什伦布寺是历代班禅大师的法台,可与达赖的布达拉宫相媲美。前往珠峰必经日喀则,到了日喀则必然要去朝拜班禅大师的寺院。