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“Blessing by the Buddhas”

Tashilunpo Monastery
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4-Day Tibet Tour With Everest Base Camp
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Shigatse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Be blessed at this Monastery.
Be very careful as steps can be narrow and steep. The stone pavement is slippery when wet. It gets really crowded with domestic visitors.

Thank Say K
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is beautiful monastery and huge monastery, at the time when we visit there were monks praying in the assembly hall and very lively, also there were lots of local Tibetan pilgrims in the monastery and it gives an authentic experiences.

Thank ExploreTibet-Sonam
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited this monastery as part of a Tibet tour. It was brilliant seeing the monks going about their business. We saw a ceremony which involved monks chanting and instruments being played, it was fascinating. Seeing the monks reading and wrapping the books back up, and counting money was also interesting.
The monastery itself is wonderful and well worth a visit.

Thank stellalocal
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a highlight of my trip. The monastery was alive. Monks old to young, going about their daily life, happy, and with smiles. The sound of chanting in the afternoon, were amazing. There are about 500 monks in this monastery. It is notable that this monastery thrives because it is the only one that gives the monks a monthly stipend. This stipend comes from the Chinese government. All new monks in Tibet are now selected through a process that includes the recommendation of the their local governor. The local governors are chosen by their loyalty to the Chinese government, therefore all the new monks must be loyal to the Chinese in order to be accepted into the monastery. This has long term implications for Buddhism. But beyond the politics, it is a fantastic place that radiates hope along with history.

Thank Lbflex
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is the main tourist thing in town...

There is almost no way you will be able to skip it...

That said...it is pretty good...nice monasteries, stupas etc...

Air a bit thick with incense and yak butter candles smell...

A nice hour to three

Thank Richard P
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