Tashilunpo Monastery

Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse

Tashilunpo Monastery
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In 1447, the first Dalai Lama built it and it has been one of the six great Gelugpa monasteries. If you go to Shigatse, you cannot miss the marvelous monastery where you will see a lot of precious religious statues and stupas.
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Bill K
Chesterfield, MI108 contributions
allows photos!
Oct 2019
I've seen a lot of monasteries in Asia, but none of them have ever allowed photos... until now. For several small donations, I was able to photograph the Buddhas, protectors , artwork etc inside the monastery and the Stupa. Well worth it
Written November 24, 2019
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dianedinky
253 contributions
Exquisite
Oct 2019
You can get a little bored of visiting monasteries in Tibet....but this is well worth a visit simply for the amazing golden tombs that it has of previous Dalai Lamas. Amazing!
Written November 6, 2019
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HBMarkowski
The Hague, The Netherlands1,301 contributions
Nice and quiet
Oct 2019 • Friends
Since most monks and Tibettan visitors were at an Tibettsn opera festival, it was very quiet at the monastery. Intetesting halls with a lot of history could be visited.
Written October 8, 2019
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TracyTT_2015
Hong Kong, China726 contributions
A temple in Shigatse
Sep 2019 • Friends
A nice yellow hat temple / monastery in Shigatse... second largest city in Tibet.

This monastery was very historic and a lot to nice things to see. It’s not as busy here as compared to Lhasa. Not too many tourists during our time there - which was great. We can walk around longer and in peace.

There a huge Buddha inside - worth taking time to have a look.
Written September 28, 2019
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Sandy H
Cambridge, UK404 contributions
Interesting monastery built 1447
Sep 2019 • Couples
After already visiting several monasteries this one was interesting because it seemed to be older yet the monks were more evident in the day to day activities of running the place. They all wear these red feltedboots and live in closely terraced kloisters.
The assembly hall has a huge 30m sitting statue of the future Buddha made in bronze and guided in gold and also there are many burial stupas.
Take it slow as you’re at 4300m but definitely worth visiting.
Written September 19, 2019
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Pokawee J
Thailand140 contributions
calm and quiet
Jun 2019 • Solo
you will find this place is like --> not tourism area . less tourist and more local people. i saw real style of Tibetan and do hiking back area of this temple with lots of pray wheel along the way hiking . An old antique temple and monk activity here is so amazing here .
Written July 13, 2019
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SquashAddict
Kathmandu, Nepal575 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed the visit to this monastery. Large complex to look around, plus worth climbing up the stupa for views from above!
Enjoyed waiting until 6pm when all the monks come to the Assembly Hall for prayers/meditation.......in their yellow robes and hats. Some singing/chanting, before all rushing into the Assembly Hall to take their seats!
Written July 5, 2019
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792Carol_H
Newtown, Australia1,440 contributions
Yes another Monastery
May 2019 • Couples
If you are like us and in a tour group of Tibet this is one of many monastery you will see and are getting over them by now. All I can see is it is worth the visit especially as this is one of the yellow hat monastery which was different to the others we have visited. It is also easy to walk around as not as may steps. The monastery is quite impressive and fascinating walking around the village and temples.

My only issue was with our tour guide he is not that good and I am sure we missed out on lots of information. We booked our whole 7 days in Tibet through Himiliyan Social so beware as Hotels and tour guides have been very dissappointing.
Written June 30, 2019
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KPC7
New York City, NY160 contributions
Great!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beautiful working monastery. As with so many, in process of being restored. Interesting contrast between old/damaged and newly created or restored murals and statues. Fewer steps than many monasteries we have visited in Tibet and nicely distributed for breathing purposes.
Written May 31, 2019
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Gungo22
San Juan, Puerto Rico372 contributions
One of the more interesting monasteries
May 2019 • Friends
OK - so by the time you get to Shigatse - you're probably up to your neck in monetary visits... lots of our group passed on this one and just wandered around town. But this was one of the most interesting and had very few stairs! So if you get to Shigatse, take the time for a short trip to this monastery.
Written May 27, 2019
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