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Having a guided tour around in Lhasa with Drepung Monastery was an incredible day. It so much spiritual feeling to visit inside the monastery and also take a short of worship on the festival was beyond my imagination. I really feel blessed.
A beautiful spiritual place that should not be missed on a visit to Lhasa. Beware of the altitude as the higher temples are 4000+ metres (diamox essential). Take (or purchase on-site) money as offerings. We were able to meditate in the main hall very successfully....More
The monastery was not as obviously busy and occupied as the Sera monastery so it was more quiet and peaceful.
Like the other temples and monasteries, it was well conserved and in traditional style and colours with a pervading smell of butter oil from the...More
Drive up, then stairs into the monastery inside there are steep ladders as this is also higher than the potala makes it about 13000 ft up so air is thin. Worth it as the views of the valley are spectacular, many monks here and the...More
This 650-yr old monastery is the place where each reincarnation of the Dalai Lama received his training. Formerly the home for up to 10,000 monks, there are only about 800 monks there now. It's interesting for its size and typical Tibetan Buddhist temple architecture and...More
This was my first visit to a monastery while in Tibet. The monastery offers amazing views of the city. There are paintings on the rocks overhead and everywhere I turned my head there was a beautiful and peaceful scenery ahead of me. It was defiantly...More
Definitly a monastery to visit when you visiting Lhasa. It's a quiet place with a nice View. You will learn a lot about the tibetian Buddhismus. It's one of the great three Gelug university monasteries and the largest of all Tibetan monasteries.
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