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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 monastery is also the official residence of past and the Panchen Lama if he returns for visits to Shigaste from Beijing where he is now based. There are many stupas where remains of some past Pan...  more »
  • It was great to be able to actually take pictures of the assembly room (granted for a fee). This monastery has the largest indoor Buddha statue (of course in gold) in Tibet. Our tour guide had wanted ...  more »
  • we took the 8:30 train from lhasa in the morning, and returned with 6:20 train in the evening. a long day indeed to visit only this monastery. if you happen to be around, go have a look and learn some...  more »
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  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the seat of succesive Panchen Lamas and a must see attraction in Tsang region of Tibet.
  • 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.
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