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Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa

Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400, China
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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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Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400, China
Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400, China
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This is an important temple (the stupa inside) for Tibetan Buddhism believers. This temple, if you go up to the top of the stupa, you can see the beautiful panoramic view of city of Gyangze. The stupa inside is more important than the temple/assembly hall...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were so lucky to be there while the monks were chanting with yellow hats on and playing the horns, it just made my trip, i loved sitting outside the monastery and watching the people, beautiful tranquil place

Thank Sammy S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stopped here on our way back to Lhasa from Shogatse. You start your tour of the multi-storied stupa, the most famous forms part of the Palcho monastery. We started our tour on the three different chapels and climbed up here after. The monastery was...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We can climb to the top of the stupa and have a nice view to the castle and the old city. The paintings of the chapels are interesting

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stayed in Gyantse for a night and visited the Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa in the morning. I specifically had my tour operator alter my tour to stay over night in Gyantse so we could have more time here and at the Gyantse Dzong....More

Thank Rautakallio
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I would reccomend stopping here and checking it out if you get the chance. Chances are that your tour guide will bring you here either on your way or on your wayback from Everest Base Camp as you will most likely be utilizing a tour...More

1  Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We had a stop here on our trip to the Everest base camp. The monastery is nice to see and the large Buddhas, with the sound of different groups of monks praying are impressive. You can climb up the stupa, you have a nice view...More

Thank Ralph W
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is an impressive monastery, with fortifications around it since it was build before Tibet had been united. It has many chapels, and like most monasteries in Tibet, it is the smell of yak butter candles and incense that permeates the air and gives this...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Away from the more commonly visited monasteries, Palkhor Monastery is the setting for Tibet's largest stupa and many beautiful temples and sanctuaries. With a more relaxed atmosphere, many will allow inside photos for a very small fee. The main temple is wonderful, with the largest...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Kumbum stupa within the Palkhor Choede Monastery is the largest Stupa in Tibet. At this monastery (mainly for the tourists benefit) you can also watch the Monks debate, which is all part of their learning. They use a lot of hand signals and clapping which...More

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