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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)

Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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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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"entire complex"
in 2 reviews
"biggest temple"
in 2 reviews
"assembly hall"
in 7 reviews
"giant buddha"
in 2 reviews
"prayer room"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"different levels"
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"views of the mountains"
in 2 reviews
"cultural revolution"
in 4 reviews
"butter lamps"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"steep climb"
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"interesting place"
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"lhasa city"
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"dalai lama"
in 7 reviews
"tibetan buddhism"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monks study hall was the highlight of this Monestry. Also the large painting of the know it all female Buddha was very interesting.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this monastery. May even be the best one we visited in Tibet to be honest. It was fascinating to see the monks in action - making wicks for the candles, preparing food, praying and generally just being. Walking around the side streets is...More

Thank Bernice H
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Deprung Monastery is well known for the Losar (new year) celebration. It is also a temple, which organizes the examination day for Tibetan Buddhist monks.. A few monastery opens the kitchen area for visitor. We see the giant tea pot to serve 2,000 - 4,000...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Wow, a really interesting place to wander around. Rather large and lots to see. Toilet wise - like anywhere in Tibet, take tissues with you and don't expect anything decent!

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Go early in the morning when it is quieter. If you have access to Didi, it may be the best way to get there. We were there with a tour group and the visit was a little rushed.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the monasteries included in the tour. I think going to see it was just fine. It was not a WOW for me because outside decoration seemed impressive but inside was just normal. I appreciate the history factor of this place but...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

the Drepung monastery is located at west coner of Lhasa city ,it is far from Potala palce 5km.,the Drepung monastery in Tibet is much important Buddhist monastery , and a historical sight for tourist ,if for traveler once you travel to Tibet in your program...More

Thank tibetanstravel
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

It's a big climb but you can go slowly.It's beautiful up there. So much to see. One of the most beautiful sights in Lhasa.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We enjoyed strolling around and watching the monks have debates with one another. You can take photos, but you must keep a good distance from the monks. This is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Drepung Temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Gelug Temple in terms of its size and historical status. It is the largest and incomparable Dalai Lama in the world. It is the alma mater of the successive Dalai Lamas. The second, third, fourth, fifth, Dalai Lama...More

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