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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)

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Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
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Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the many steps climbed to visit this monastery. Perhaps a bit scruffy when compared with the Potala Palace, but equally as beautiful, and felt less like a museum as the monks are still here. You see a lot here, temples, meeting halls, and,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are following with our guide to visit the Drepung monastery in this amaze day ,the huge monastery will offer us a awe-inspiring trip in this lovely day .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit after seeing the large thonka that was on exhibit for about eight hours at the yogurt festival.The monasteries beautiful. Especially enjoyed seeing the old kitchen that is still being used by the monks.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We went in the morning, arriving there by 10am. It is a quiet Monastery, and you get a glimpse of the old days. Note that the monastery was nearly destroyed during the Culture Revolution, but has been adequately restored. Some areas where destruction was complete...More

Thank Doctorbabaguy
Reviewed August 1, 2018

An amazing place to go. The buildings are quite interesting as well as the interior of the temple. The view of Lhasa, is very nice too.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the six famouse Garru lininage Monastery. It was first break ground by one of the disciples of Zongkapa in 1447! Later he was than became the first Dalai Lama! This vast monastery is well known for its Metteyya Hall n several...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A very large Monastery with plenty to look at and see. Were treated to some debating monks at the end of the tour. There was a small market on the way out. A great place to visit.

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Reviewed July 9, 2018

All of the sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries are "must see" attractions in Lhasa and throughout Tibet. Drepung is no exception! Nestled aside the mountains toward the outskirts of Lhasa, Drepung is simply magnificent (as is the Potala Palace!) and a must see attraction in...More

Thank Jeffrey A
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Was high place and big. We get the change to see the prayer time of monks. Many colleges also for monks are here. With a great view.

Thank Darwin A
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We went to see this monastery at the end of the day, just as it was closing. While we could not get into parts of it, we were virtually the only visitors and it was wonderful. We spoke with a monk who had been there...More

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