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Tashilunpo Monastery

Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001, China
+86 173 6014 1905
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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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"tibetan buddhism"
in 9 reviews
"future buddha"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"dalai lama"
in 9 reviews
"white walls"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"wonderful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"precious stones"
in 2 reviews
"assembly hall"
in 3 reviews
"chinese government"
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"cultural revolution"
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"monks chanting"
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"walk around"
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"take pictures"
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"prayer flags"
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"maitreya buddha"
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"monks debating"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far superior in terms of ambiance and interacting with Tibetans than anything you'll visit in Lhasa. This is my favorite place in Tibet.

Thank LMilich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk around rather than going inside. Good thing as it happened to be a big festival on the 29th June. Hugh crowd and we were blended into the massive crowd going down. Amazing experience.

Thank koh_rachel2103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery built in the 15th century is an important historic site in Tibet’s second largest city Shigatse. Being the seating place of the Panchen Lama it is a Buddhist religious center visited by pilgrims from all over the world. A nice stop over on...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Very well kept. Unfortunately nobody concern about the public toilets. Very dirty full of flies and mosquitoes. Totally neglected areas. Hundreds of people visit this beautiful monument and did enjoy photographing. Crossing these washrooms were also a sort of challenge due bad smell. If the...More

2  Thank arunjain1155
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

One of the main reasons for our stop over in Shigatse - wonderful place to visit! Serene and peaceful with more genuine pilgrims than tourists. Lovely to see the monks going about their daily routines! Simply beautiful!

1  Thank kathmandu2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a 5A degree scent in Xigaze. Many people save money for come here make a pilgrimage and make there dream come true. There is a biggest budda made with copper in this temple.

1  Thank 726joyces
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

You must visit this place when you are in Shigatse for the very first time because it's where Panchen Lama's residence if he is here, while you can't see his privacy living quarter or meditation room like ones in Norbulingka and Potala Palace, but there...More

2  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This monastery is also the official residence of past and the Panchen Lama if he returns for visits to Shigaste from Beijing where he is now based. There are many stupas where remains of some past Panchen Lamas are interned. These stupas are richly decorated...More

1  Thank ValerieYeap
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

2  Thank ninska_10
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 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
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