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Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse

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#7 of 40 in Historic Sites in Tibet
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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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a very important monastery for both its spiritual and cultural impact situated in in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. There is no doubt that if you are Buddhist a visit to this monastery...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A bit like a village. A key monastery. Really well preserved and very typical. The big buddha in bronze and gold. A very pretty and fervent walk. Recommend
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  • August 13, 2017
    It is a nice Buddhist site, of 17 century, some chapels are well decorated with traditional painting, more turist than devoted.  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Still not commercialise yet. Great
  • April 5, 2017
    Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the seat of succesive Panchen Lamas and a must see attraction in Tsang region of Tibet.
  • September 21, 2016
    Big and very interesting monastery, must be visited. Opportunities for nice photographs._
  • February 29, 2016
    Must visit place when you go to Tibet. Big area of Monastery sorrounding the mountain.
  • September 22, 2014
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