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Nice temple

Nice temple with beautiful buildings. Unfortunately some quite new due to destruction in last century. Great view of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Søren H
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Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice temple with beautiful buildings. Unfortunately some quite new due to destruction in last century. Great view of the city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A beautiful sprawling monastery set against the mountains. We were told this monastery has tthe most monks residing within in all Tibet. The tombs of most of the deceased Panchen Lamas are located within. The monastery looks to be better maintained internally than the major Lhasa Temples. We could see monks maintaining all the halls diligently. Air ventilation was better... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not being an expert in Buddhism, I am sure we missed some of the details, but the historical context here is important. This was one of the largest monasteries we visited and it felt expansive, serene and relaxed. We saw the largest statue of Buddha, apparently...

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Worth a visit for sure. Amazing site in every way, beautiful architecture and historical in terms of Tibetan history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Tibetan monasteries are like the old walled cities in Europe; a cities within a city. Wouldn't miss doing khora here around the monastery walls.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very hot that day, need to cover shoulders and not wear shorts obviously. Fan and brolley useful. Beautiful place. Great for people watching.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This monastery is quite large. We went on a cloudy day but the views are still worth it. Lots of history. Unfortunately my friends and I are a little over monasteries as we have seen a lot in the past 5 days.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We'd already voted 5 other monastery’s by the time we got to Tashilunpo so we were in a good position to compare them. This one is one of the largest of the ‘Yellow Hat’ sect and is situated on the outskirts of Shigatse. Inside there are lots of temples, all of which are worth visiting particularly the one containing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

"Tashilhumpo Monastery" stands among the six most sacred Buddhist temples in Tibet and was built, in 1447, by the 1st Dalai Lama. In the 17th Century, the 5th Dalai Lama bestowed upon his tutor the honorific title of "Panchen Lama" (the highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa Buddhism). This position grew in importance up to rival... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

With three distinct tombs made with over 3000kg of gold, the Tashilumpo monastery stands our due to its intricate design and worship style of the monks and the people of Tibet. The monks are friendly and the guide is helpful in explaining to you how the 10th Panchen Lama, the 4th Panchen Lama have their tombs and figures placed in... More 

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