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Drepung Monastery

It was established in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa's primary devotees, and it was named after the sacrosanct house South India of Shridhanyakatak.

The primary floor of the Assembly Hall holds a striking statue of Dalai Lama XIII, grandly lit by separated daylight and impactful yak margarine lights. Readings of the scriptures are regularly held here at midday, amid which beginners race each other to get tea from the kitchen for their seniors.

Drepung Monastery

To one side (west) of the Assembly Hall is the kitchen, where margarine tea is readied and gifts are acknowledged.

The most respected picture at Drepung is a 15m (49-ft.) tall statue of the 8-year old Maitreya Buddha (the future Buddha), composed by Tsongkapa and housed on the third floor of the fundamental building. Guests are offered blessed water; to get it, mug your right hand over your left, take a taste, and sprinkle the rest on your head.

The second floor houses Buddhist scriptures and the first floor contains various Buddha statues and different enrichments. A house of prayer to the north of the second floor houses a sacrosanct mirror said to cure the facial ailments of the individuals who look into it.

A few patios in the woods around the cloister are utilized by the ministers for debating the sutras (Buddhist scriptures). The victors of the level headed discussions can take a test to win the senior level of Geshi.


Admission Fee: CNY 55
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: Three hours
Transportation: The best way is to take a taxi which costs about CNY 20


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