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Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In 1447, the first Dalai Lama built it and it has been one of the six great Gelugpa monasteries. If you go to Shigatse, you cannot miss the marvelous monastery where you will see a lot of precious religious statues and stupas.
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Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 to go here, and wanted his son to...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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 something about panchen lama.

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large monastery built in1447 it has the largest Maitreya Buddha statue in the world made from gold and copper alloy.The most interesting room is the printing press where there are hundreds of original wooden manuscripts and you can also watch the monks print onto fabric

Thank Jennefer N
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The first sight of it is stunning, with its white walls, gold roofs and exquisite wall murals in resplendent colors of every shade known to man. Cobbled lanes twist around aged buildings. Circumnavigating the exterior of this compound will take about an hour and a...More

Thank Lynette Y
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Decor is stunning & the monks chanting in every temple made the atmosphere even better. We went at opening time & didn't see any other tourists which made a big difference to the experience.

Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Of all the monasteries we visited in Tibet, this was my favourite. It is peaceful and quiet and doesn't seem as secularized as many of the others.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 22 August 2017

There are three main temples in this monastery and we got to visit all of them. First was the Maitreya Temple. We also got to see the tenth Panchen lama’s tomb stupa, the fourth Panchen lama’s tomb stupa that was built in 1447. It has...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a very important monastery for both its spiritual and cultural impact situated in in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. There is no doubt that if you are Buddhist a visit to this monastery is a must because it was founded by the first...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It is a nice Buddhist site, of 17 century, some chapels are well decorated with traditional painting, more turist than devoted.

Thank Luca N
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We went at a busy time when there were a lot of pilgrims visiting and it was fascinating to watch them practicing their faith

Thank Peterbrow
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