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Sakya Kloster is famed as the 'Second Dunhuang' due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and Thangkas. According to statistics, about 40,000 volumes of scriptures are housed there. A wooden bookshelf which is...more
Originally founded in the C11th, but during the C13 and C14th it fell under the influence of Mongolian monks and is one of the very few Mongolian influenced monasteries in Tibet. It contains a lot of unique artwork and many thousands of manuscripts; it is...More
Excellent rental audio guide in english- gps if every location u visit so that it automatically provides a narrative at each location- 25 km off road and about 430 km from lhasa- grey, white and red exterior- red hat sect- assembly hall beautiful with old...More
By the time we got to Sakya I was getting a little bored with monasteries but this completely surprised me. Built in a very different style to the other monasteries we visited and with fabulous views from the tops of the walls, we were completely...More
During your adventures in Tibet, you will no doubt hear of the destruction and havoc wrecked on Tibetan culture during The Great Cultural Revolution. This is also well documented; if you bothered to Google. To truly witness the scale of the destruction, you will have...More
This is a very remote monastery, 25 kms from a turn off from the main road. It's hard to believe that it could have played such an important role in Tibetan life over the centuries.
The monastery contains a very large collection of manuscripts (see...More
Beautiful and quite large monastery with awesome views of surrounding area. Mongolian architecture is quite different from those seen in Lhasa and surrounding area. Artwork and artifacts were impressive.
Sakya Gompa is located approx 20 km off the National Highway 318 in a side valley. The whole area of the monastery as well as the surrounding town were recently renovated, freshly painted, partially reconstructed as well as furbished with new pavements. The town looks...More
This lies off the road between Shigatse and the point where the road divides, one branch to Kathmandu, the other to Ali and Kashgar. Sakya is the main monastery for the Sakyapa sect. It is a very impressive and imposing monastery with the striking colour...More
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