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Ramoche Monastery (Xiao Zhao Si)

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Address: North of Jokhang Temple, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Intimate place to visit

After all so popular and crowded places in Lhasa, this is a gem in the old town. The golden roofs are splendid and the view to the Potala Palace. But most of all, you'll see monks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

An ancient monastery. Must visit when in Lhasa. It is very popular with locals and tourists alike. A visit will give immense mental peace and comfort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

After all so popular and crowded places in Lhasa, this is a gem in the old town. The golden roofs are splendid and the view to the Potala Palace. But most of all, you'll see monks murmuring their phrases and you may even sit quietly next to them. Admission fee 20 Yuan.

Thank jusaja
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not too special from the outside and the same same inside. I'd rate it as must see only after the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

Thank GoranWembley
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You may see the followers do their praying in front of the plaza. Great scenery when you climb up to top of the building. Worth for a visit.

Thank katelcl
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It's a must when you visit Lhasa. If your guide does not include a visit to the Ramoche temple, ask your guide. If he has time, he will take you there for sure. And ask him about the Buddha statues offered by the princesses who married the tibetan king and the place exchange after the kings death. There's a lot... More 

Thank Helder S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Not a big temple, but have important historical and religion meaning. A interpreter is essential to help with the understanding and appreciation of this place

Thank Zhengzheng N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

If you visit at midday you may find it all shut up. As a tourist you can enter with your 20 RMB ticket while it's closed to the general public, but it's more interesting when everyone is allowed in and the monks are beating on the drum.

1 Thank HaydenOpie
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

The first good part is you are called to cross E Beijing rd and venture over to the locals part of town. The grit and thrum of everyday Lhasa is much more apparent. You cross another few blocks, and then there is this oasis of otherworldly calm, all the more striking when packed in the neighborhood. Second, this is a... More 

1 Thank MomoBobo
Crystal Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

After the Jokhang come to Ramoche. While it is nothing special to look at it has bags of good energy and is full of that Tibetan magic. There is a deep rich history here that should be balanced with your experience of the Jokhang.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

this monastery is one of the oldest in Lhasa, I enjoyed the visit the security presence is much more low key than at the more high profile sights in Lhasa and it has a more relaxed, human quality.

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