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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful large monastery with very beautiful temples. Inside the pictures are prohibited. A good choice is to walk the "kora" around the monastery, which takes about an hour.

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Monastery was quite amazing with many golden temple roofs. However, my favourite part was walking the Kora around Tashi Lhunpo. Hopefully you aren't already burnt out by monastery over kill by and are able to find the time to visit. The views of Shigatse...More

Thank Rautakallio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to visit on the holiest day of the Tibetan calendar so the monastery and town were packed with people. It felt like a rare privilege to be part of the festivities. So many people visiting the shrines & doing their koras around...More

Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was yet another monastery to add to our itinerary while we were in Tibet. It was phenomenal and also had great history! I would reccomend getting a guide for most monasteries here as you will learn more and it is easier to gain access...More

1  Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time at this temple. Go in the afternoon as it is very quiet and the light is good for photographs.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monastery when it was raining cats and dogs. It was very peaceful with light traffic of tourists. Guests pay to bring videos and cameras.

Thank Cintha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being the largest monastery in Shigatse, it is a vital place for the cultural and historical development in the city. Magnificent golden roof chapels can be seen from afar and we learnt a lot of the activities of the second most important Lama in the...More

Thank joel_ng_cj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now that you have visited the residences of the Dalai Lama, you must be wondering, where does Tibet's second most revered Lama stay? Well, here it is! While it looks majestic on the outside, the residences of the Panchen Lamas are humble. The monastery is...More

Thank rvn85
Reviewed 12 June 2017

It's at the base of a mountain that has the sky burials at the top. That's mainly what we went there for. The structure of this monastery is nice to look at. Inside it's like other monasteries. If you've seen Potala and Jokhang then you...More

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is an impressive monastery where the Panchen Lama resides. There are monks everywhere wearing traditional robes and shoes. Most of this place was destroyed during the cultura revolution so most structures and religious figures are new with some exceptions. This doesn't take away from...More

Thank veus55
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