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Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa

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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
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

A wonderful setting for this temple. Surrounded by a battlement wall the monastery and temples seem well protected. Like these places generally, they are very traditional in style and colour and well preserved. But this one was a bit more special because it is such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

A very interesting monastery, unfortunately we could only go up to the second floore of Kumbum Stupa - all other floors in restauration. Whilst in Gyantse definitely a must.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This monastery is worth a short visit as you pass through Gyantse/Gyantze. As with most Tibetan monasteries, it is becoming depleted of monks, but nevertheless it ahs soem interesting artefacts and a striking stupa

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This place ist Really beautiful and still a nice place to take Really nice Pictures from the kumbum and the Area around. When we visit the kumbum it was under construction. It's also Not allowed anymore to visit the last Plattform. Great murals and statues.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank purzel_le
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This monastery consists different lineages. The paintings on the walls tells many stories on Buddhism history, revolution, practice, mediation, important figures....etc. The several level pagoda next to it consist thousands thousands Buddha statues inside. Took over a decade to complete.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Lovely monastery that made it well worth visiting Gyantse and one of my favourites in Tibet. One of the few where photos can be taken inside (for a small fee that is well worth paying) with beautiful original 15thC statues and wall paintings. Well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Kumbum is a very special site even in a temple doted Tibet. Best approached by walk through the old ciy

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Another wonderful Monastery! The most interesting architecture here is the Kumbum Stupa. We visited here on our way to the Everest base camp and time was well spent. The views from different levels of the Stupa were beautiful. We could also see Gyantse Dzong on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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