Ani Tsankhung Nunnery

Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, Lhasa

Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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Ani Tsankhung Nunnery was built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo who used its meditation chamber.The monastery is a yellow building which lies on the street parallel and north of Chingdol Dong Lu in Lhasa. Since the 12th century the monastery has been used chiefly by Buddhist nuns. The nunnery's main hall contains a beautiful image of Chenrezi, the multi-armed bodhisattva of Compassion. The sacred meditation chamber lies behind it.
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1-2 hours
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galinamf
New York City, NY102 contributions
Peaceful nunnery
Aug 2019
This is one of my favourite places in Lhasa. Nunnery is very beautiful with many flowers, and a peaceful atmosphere. I loved watching nuns chanting.
Written May 10, 2020
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415katew
London, United Kingdom119 contributions
The nuns are very sweet but what you can see is minimal
Sep 2019
The nuns were having breakfast when I popped in, and the nun from whom I bought my ticket had to stop eating to sell it to me. if you are passing pop in, but it's really only one big room you can go into with a small one beneath it. if your time is limited in Lhasa stick to the bigger hits.
Written September 18, 2019
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fireman452
Tallahassee, FL1,475 contributions
We felt very comfortable here unlike the Jokhang Temple.
Sep 2019 • Couples
We were comfortable and allowed to photograph every where. We spent two hours at the Nunnery. There are now only 110 women living at this location. It is very educational and definitely worth seeing.
Written September 7, 2019
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Vance B
Tualatin, OR224 contributions
A cultural experience
May 2019
This whole city had cultural experiences that I had never seen. This Nunnery gave me a true insight to the way the religious orders here live. Very friendly nuns who showed us their living quarters. Another must see attractin here.
Written August 7, 2019
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Kevin Han
18 contributions
Visit in the morning
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our guide advised us to come early in the morning. We followed his advise and saw nuns chanting. It is a simple nunnery, not as big or impressive as larger monasteries. Very calm inside, not too many visitors. It is clean, nuns take good care of it.
Written March 15, 2019
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Franz H
Guntrausdorf155 contributions
Visit to fill daily program
Sep 2018 • Couples
A bit boring to walk through the complex, although to watch the nuns daily work progress keeps it going. All in all a "filler"..sorry.
Written December 2, 2018
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,640 contributions
Warm friendly people
Oct 2018 • Couples
A small place and the number of active nuns is dwindling but the ones that are here are so friendly.

You are allowed to photograph them even when they are praying.

Fairly decent temple.

Loved to part where they were making prayers to put in prayer wheels after blessing.

Well worth a visit.
Written October 26, 2018
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mykim c
China195 contributions
Beautiful atmosphere at the nunnery
Oct 2018 • Family
Feeling warmly welcome.
We attended the beautiful morning prayers. Then visited the place and noticed how active are the nuns.
Highly recommended.
Written October 4, 2018
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tibetanstravel
Lhasa, China100 contributions
the Lhasa only nunnery Ani Tsankhung
May 2018 • Friends
the Ani tsankhung is one of the famous nunnery in Lhasa city ,it is locaated at the east coner of thr Bakhor street and in ancient Lhasa city
Written September 26, 2018
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seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Australia737 contributions
Different
Jul 2018 • Couples
It is quite interesting to visit because it is run by Nuns not by monks. If you are lucky and it is praying time, you are allowed to be in the temple during the praying, an unique experience.
Written August 31, 2018
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