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“Beautiful monastery”

Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
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Day Tour: Tibet Drepung and Sera Monasteries
Ranked #3 of 90 things to do in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a big climb but you can go slowly.It's beautiful up there. So much to see. One of the most beautiful sights in Lhasa.

Thank CharlotteHarvey
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"entire complex"
in 2 reviews
"biggest temple"
in 2 reviews
"assembly hall"
in 7 reviews
"giant buddha"
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"prayer room"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"views of the mountains"
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"mountain side"
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"different levels"
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"cultural revolution"
in 4 reviews
"butter lamps"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"steep climb"
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"dalai lama"
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"tibetan buddhism"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
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"lhasa city"
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We enjoyed strolling around and watching the monks have debates with one another. You can take photos, but you must keep a good distance from the monks. This is well worth the visit.

Thank cmlarsen01
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Drepung Temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Gelug Temple in terms of its size and historical status. It is the largest and incomparable Dalai Lama in the world. It is the alma mater of the successive Dalai Lamas. The second, third, fourth, fifth, Dalai Lama sit on the bed and rule Tibet. The annual "Lhasa Sherton Festival Sun Buddha Conference" was held at the Drepung Monastery. There are three statues of the master of Kappa, Dalai and Panchen, and the giant Buddha Donka "Bask Buddha" on the mountain.

In the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, there is not a Chinese character for "female" on the toilets. Dare women enter?

Thank KodoDrummer
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Honestly, after visiting main monasteries in Tibet, you don't remember what makes this one stood out, at least I don't.
But it's certainly famous and many people visit this place during their first visit to Tibet. It's not in city center, you will need to either take a bus or taxi to get there.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

This was in a beautiful location overlooking Lhasa. It is a working monastery full of color. It would have been nice to have been able to capture some of the brilliant color and scenes inside the monastery but photos are simply not allowed there. My memory will have to suffice to keep those images alive.

Thank I3455TXmaryt
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