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Sakya Monastery

Basiba Road, Shigatse 857800, China
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Shigatse
Type: Religious Sites
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Navi Mumbai, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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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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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

It is worth making the detour from the Friendship Highway to see Sakya. It is a huge, ancient monastery complex, surrounded by high walls that you can walk along. It was partly destroyed in the Cultural Revolution but has been rebuilt. Inside, the chapels are dark and cold but they have a wonderful atmosphere. It is popular with local tourists... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Has a great stupa which you can climb all the different levels. Lots of little rooms dedicated to just one Buddha or guardian.

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