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Samye Monastery, Tibetan’s first monastery and first college, locates in Shannan Region. It was constructed by the King Trisong Detsen of the Tubo Kingdom, and the monastery was also presided over by the Buddhist master Padmasambhava or Gulug...more
You have to visit this, the oldest and first monastery. We are lucky to experience the chanting and praying over 2 hours and the Monitor or head monk blessed us and allowed us to video the whole event and have a picture with him. This...More
It's not easy as a westerner to visit - you need a guide, Tibet permit and alien pass to get these you need to visit the police headquarters in the nearby city, these passes are required due to the proximity of the boarders of India...More
It is not easy to visit Samye monastery as a foreigner. You must have an "alien" pass in addition to the Tibet permit. You need to personally visit police headquarters of nearby county along with your tour guide to acquire this pass. Although it was...More
1.5 hr drive from Tsetang, Samye Chimpu is considered part of Samye Monastery and is 5 min drive apart. Chimpu is is the hermitage of the nuns and monks. Morning assembly hall with chanting, gongs, drums and long horns was fantastic. One hour uphill walk...More
As a Nynmapa’s disciple, visiting Semye Monastery is a must. And to obtain most protective icon seal by Guru Rinpoche is also a must! There is no other place to acquire this seal sampled on yellow string!
This monastery was build according by Guru Rinpoche...More
We visited Samye monastery for five days during our trip with Road to Tibet. Stayed at the Monastery Hotel right across the street which has adequate rooms and good bfast. The huge monastery is amazing with many brightly painted murals and Buddhas and many small...More
A day trip from Lhasa to Samye Monastery, about 2 hours to the South of Lhasa is a great way to spend a day in Tibet, and to acclimatize yourself to the elevation of 15,000 feet, in preparation to a trip to the Himalaya and...More
This is a large and very beautiful monastery laid out in a mandala pattern.Other people have written about the coloured stupas and the layout but I want to stress that the views from the top of the building give the best idea of its beautiful...More
We have visited quite a few well-known monasteries and temples in Tibet and Samye monastery is my favourite. The architecture of the main building and the red, white, green and black Stupas at the four corners of the monastery are very beautiful. There were more...More