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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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I had visited total 5 monastery during 10 days Tibet trip. To me this is the most beautiful monastery. The outlook main color is red. Very good photo spot because not many tourists. Wonderful experience.

Thank hweeying
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is undoubtfully one of the most beautiful monasteries in Tibet. Maybe the less people visiting it, comparing to the monasteries in Lhasa, makes it more special. Anyway, the Buddhas inside it are impressive and worth visiting.

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wonderful large monastery with very beautiful temples. Inside the pictures are prohibited. A good choice is to walk the "kora" around the monastery, which takes about an hour.

Thank Σοφια Κ
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