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Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Nyima Mountain, west of Shigatse, was first built in 1447 by Gedun Truppa, a disiple of Tsong-kha-pa, subsequently honored as the first Dalai Lama. The monastery has become the headquaters of successive Panchan Lamas and enshrines a 22.4-meter-high, gilded bronze, seated Buddha of Maitreya, the Buddha of Future.

Tashilhunpo Monastery Highlights

• Maitreya Temple

The cloister has heaps of inhabitants for monks and sanctuaries, obviously. The tallest building of the cloister is Maitreya Temple, which houses an immense Maitreya Buddha statue. Statue has 26.2m tallness and contains 279 kg gold, 150.000 kg copper, and bunches of valuable stones… The building is not sufficiently huge to see it all. We simply meandered around and consolidated the pieces on our personalities. In the same way as other different sanctuaries, it was prohibited to take photographs here.Tashilhunpo Monastery

• The Love Of Gardening

You can see the affection for planting here, as well. This is something I saw in all cloisters in Tibet. Like a battle against the yellow, barren terrains of Tibet, there were beautiful blossoms in the religious communities. On the off chance that you were fortunate, you will experience female monks, Bhikkhuni here. They are so few, so this was similar to a major prize.

• Monks' Residents

In the internal courts of monks' occupants, all the houses are opening to the same square court with a well and there are bunches of courts on some way or another down to exit. Before leaving the cloister, we discovered that there was a custom, a move show (which typically tells the Buddhist stories) on a zone by the religious community and headed there.

• Building In The Monastery

The cloister is a striking red, white and dark Tibetan structure with a brilliant top. Inside the religious community there is a 5 story sanctuary, which contains a 26 meters (86ft) sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The statue was thrown from 6,700 ounces of gold and more than 115,000 kg of copper, making it the greatest copper Buddhist statue on the plane

 

Admission Fee: CNY 80 (May 1-Oct.31); CNY 40 (Nov. 1-Apr. 30)
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 17:00(closed for lunch from 12:00 to 14:00)
Recommended Time for a Visit: Three hours

 

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