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Tashilunpo Monastery

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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...more
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Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001, China
+86 173 6014 1905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful (largely reconstructed) monastery that out-does all of the dozens I have so far visited in Tibet and Nepal. The atmosphere is amazing! The antiquities are stunning. The spiritual focus of local people spending hours in worship gives this whole place a timeless sense....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is a lovely monastery is a nice setting. Most of the buildings are occupied as it houses a large number of monks and is a popular place to visit. At the time of my visit their was a small local festival inside with various...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Tashilumpo has a lot to offer. Taking time to take photos and the kora around the monastery climbs the hill and is excellent for views of Shigatse and valley.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NeilH532
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A wonderful monastery, great sculptures, great wallpaintings. A highlight: the pilgrims way circling the monastery. Strongly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This large monastery is well worth a visit, just to see a 100ft tall temple enclosing a massive effigy of the future Buddha. Wander around and watch the monks doing their daily chores and as you leave, you can wander back in to the town...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A famous monastery worth for a short visit. This monastery was famous amongst the local where they send their 7 years old children to become a monk. It is said if you have a monk in your family, your family will have a good reputation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice walk in a Monastery if you’re in Shigatse with some free time. But if you don’t have the time, I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit this Monastery, there are more impressive one in Lhasa

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F4065ZMjm
Reviewed 21 September 2018

the Tashilunpo monastery is located at the west part of Shigatse city ,which is one of the six Tibetan Buddhist Gelup-pak school monastery in U-tsang region ,it is built in 1448 by the No 1st Dalai Lama .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 3 September 2018

All kinds of interesting Buildings and got to watch a parade of Monks. This can't be missed with all it's History.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jim f
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monastery- Situated on a hill- some of monastery still in original condition. Beautiful statues, stupas and paintings. Beautiful lare statue of Future Buddha in gold. Stupa of 4 th Panchen Lama was silver and gold . 10 th panchen lama and 5-9 th panchen...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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