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Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa

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Address: Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400, China
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Built in 1414, this monastery consists of 17 Dratsang (colleges) that...

Built in 1414, this monastery consists of 17 Dratsang (colleges) that belong to the three sects of Sagya, Kadam and Gelug. Palkhor also has the spectacular Bodhi stupa, or Kumbum in Tibetan, which was built in 1412.

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Also called Pelkor Chode monastery. Photos allowed!

Monastery much the same as others, the importance is the Stupa where Panchen Lama is buried. It is an excellent example of the amount of effort made to build and decorate a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monastery much the same as others, the importance is the Stupa where Panchen Lama is buried. It is an excellent example of the amount of effort made to build and decorate a Stupa. For us a Big highlight, it was the ONLY monastery in Tibet where we could take photos inside the building, and take photos of everything (except the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

While visiting that monastery, people were working on the stupa. Was nice to watch, they were painting and singing and enjoying themselves. The monastery is very interesting. They are never the same even though there are so many. The stupa is one of the biggest structures in Tibet. I liked the row of prayer wheels and the walls around the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you ever happen to be around here you should visit this particular place with Tibetan monks practicing their talks. Guide is essential even if you know Chinese.

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Thank jusaja
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A magnificent remain of the newar art dated back to the 14-15th Century......A wonderful experience to go through all the small tibetan doors and floors....it gives you an opportunity to reflect and feel the original newar workmanship :) .....but sadly it no longer holds the religious values cause there are monks selling souvenirs inside the main hall area where chantings... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pleasant monastery and location of an oversized chorten with 100,000 Buddha images. Spectacular views add to its charm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. The inside of the Monastery is similar to others but the Stupha is currently the highest in Tibet. The big attraction is the surrounding fort and its history. It is currently being renovated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Since you came that far, it is impossible not to visit "Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa"! The town of Gyantse, in the mountains of Tibet, is nearly at 4.000m above sea level, what means a lot to those not used to high altitudes. Take it easy, move around slowly, and visit the monastery and the pagoda type stupa, which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Very ell preserved. Wonderful magnificence and art. Pretty tall and has a magnificent view of the countryside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Nothing spectacular. If you've seen two monastery's in Tibet that's enough. Lots of stairs, and stray dogs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Right before Shigatse you will pass the monastery and the Stupa, which are amazing and very special.

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