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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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  • This is a 5A degree scent in Xigaze. Many people save money for come here make a pilgrimage and make there dream come true. There is a biggest budda made with copper in this temple.  more »
  • "Traffic" from Lhasa to do train Tanggula number to Shigatse, two classes a day, want to go back and forth, to do 8:30 A.M. departure that class. From the Shigatse railway station to do 8 road, 2 Yuan, to the terminus is the Temple Square. Suggested to get off after lunch, because the main hall of visits to 15:30 before opening, better rest, and then open around the periphery. To open the temple and then stroll inside. Note: Return to the railway station of the 8 road at the latest class 5:30, visit please control the time. Return train 18:40. Of course, you can stay in Shigatse for one night, and some halls only open in the morning. "Ticket" 2018.2.1-4.30, just register at the entrance. "Visit" Although at noon the main hall does not open, but the open air white wall black tile, according to the mountain and the buildings on the building is also worth savoring. Mainly into the building: Strong Bar Hall + Grand Hall + Panchen Lama Pagoda Temple "Southwest Czech Republic" + Panchen Zashnan Palace. When the locals turn the tower, each of them is a pile of pebbles or grains, which are counted by turning a circle. The older lamas are kinder, and the younger are more domineering. When the tower, the children have been smiling at me, laughing to stop, reaching out to touch my lens, so he took a picture, his father has been smiling at me. Smile is the universal language of the world.
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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 »
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  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. The monastery is the traditional seat of Panchen Lamas. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of must be visited place in Tibet. Since 1980s parts of the monastery have been open to the public, you can see a ceremony or attraction by monks.
  • 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.
  • Great monastery.
  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the seat of succesive Panchen Lamas and a must see attraction in Tsang region of Tibet.
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