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Chimpu Caves (Qingpu Shandong)

Northeast of Samye Monastery, Lhasa, China
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Ordinary site, I suggest to avoid if you have no time, there is nothing of particular to outline... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Luca N
via mobile
Chimpu caves

Climbing the hill and exploring the meditation caves was like a stdp back in time to the early... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
maifei2050
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15 Aug 2017
“Ordinary”
18 Dec 2016
“Chimpu caves”
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Northeast of Samye Monastery, Lhasa, China
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Ordinary site, I suggest to avoid if you have no time, there is nothing of particular to outline, to avoid at all the hotel related, better sleep in the car.

Thank Luca N
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Climbing the hill and exploring the meditation caves was like a stdp back in time to the early history of Tibetan Buddhism.

Thank maifei2050
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Really nice place. Very old, very religious, very beautiful. Must see!!! Must feel!!! Must get to the top!!! It takes about 1.5-2 hours to get to the upper cave and temple, but you must do it. I was really excited on the top. Indescribable feelings!!!...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a sacred site from at least the 9th century with Padmasambhava. There have been many Tibetan yogis who stayed here. Longche pa, Jigme Lingpa, who was the first Khyentse. Please donate to the nuns. They have a hard time getting funding. thanks.

1  Thank DRAKELANG
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Our local guide recommended this sight and I was very pleased that we visited. The caves are about 1 1/2 hours from Lhasa old town. The caves are very unique, it was great walking all around and there were some amazing views. It is mainly...More

2  Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

This is one of the places that you should not miss while you are in TAR. there were more 2027 Buddhist practitioners doing their practice in 2007 when i counted. This is not a monastery nor nunnery, it is an hidden hermitage. One of my...More

3  Thank TibetanConnections
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Trekking up the Chimpu Caves was one of my most unforgettable experiences. Except for a handful of Chinese tourists, I was the only foreigner in sight making my way up the caves, side by side with the local Tibetans, and some monks and nuns. Some...More

6  Thank Lisa P
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