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Address: Basiba Road, Shigatse 857800, China
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Sakya Monastery from the outside looks more like a fort or castle than a Monastery. It's historical association with China spared it from much of the destruction and vandalism... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We opted to stay at the sakya, its off the freedom highway,its a large monestery built in 1268, different feature to other monesry,building ,its ash grey wth with white stripes. ,it's lost it charm As lots of construction all around ,monks quater is moved. As there is no forum to write re the friendship highway ,the highway is upgraded bends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Sakya Monastery from the outside looks more like a fort or castle than a Monastery. It's historical association with China spared it from much of the destruction and vandalism that took place during the cultural revolution. The main temple is a massive structure with a number of chapels. For us the highlight of the visit was the library in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is an ancient monastery with a rich history and heritage. Do take a guide or have someone give you the story behind the monastery and the various establishments around it.

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Lhasa, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very prominent monastery in Tibet which located away from big cities, it is in a small valley, in village, this monastery have different color and slightly different experiences from the most of the monasteries we visited in Lhasa, Shigatse and other parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

The monastery is big. It has a number of chapels which are very interesting and the assembly hall is huge. I especially liked the section with manuscripts.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

this is perhaps the only monastery in tibet to have black borders. beautiful inside, and lovely and serene views. there are a lot of rare artifacts there but the murals exposed to the elements are beginning to fade which is a pity as they are so beautiful. the ravages of time i guess. since the weather is still good ,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Sakya Monastery is yet another monastery not to be missed! It's quite different from all the other monasteries in Tibet and it's definitely worth visiting. After visiting the Assembly Hall, my group and I walked around the ramparts as the view was wonderful from up there. We were also lucky to experience the Harvest Festival, a genuine Tibetan celebration.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nothing can be compared to Sakya fort-monastery 1.30 hour southwest of Shigatse. To absorb the spirituality of the place is better to stay overnight in the hotel there. Excellent wall paintings , impressive library etc.

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Qingdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I would like to enjoy the cultural relics through the world. ANd i was told the number of the sculptures and classics in Sakya Monastery reaches 24000. Most of the sculptures are precious manuscripts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The Mongolian architectural style of Sakya Monastery is quite different from the monasteries in Lhasa and other parts of Tibet. Sakya Monastery is composed of the Southern Monastery and the Northern Monastery.

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Additional Information about Sakya Monastery

Address: Basiba Road, Shigatse 857800, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Tibet  >  Shigatse
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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