Samye Monastery

Samye monastery is the first Buddhist Monastery in Tibet. The monastery was built in the 8th Century by the Tibetan King Trisong Detsen with the help of Guru Rinpoche. The design of the monastery is based on Odantapur Temple in Bihar in India with a design representing the universe. The central building of the monastery… Read more →

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Pabongkha Temple, Lhasa

Pabongkha is located on the foot of the mountains in the Northern suburb of Lhasa city. Although Pabongkha is not well known to tourists, it plays important role that cannot be neglected in the cultural development in Tibetan history, where scholar Thomi Sambota invented the Tibetan language based on Sanskrit after he came back from… Read more →

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More than 700 years old Gar Monastery in Kham

More than 700 years old Gar Monastery is located 3700 meters above sea level and 70 kilometers from Nangchen County. Around the year 1200, Ghar Chödingpa founded the monastery at the beautiful Zaqu Valley since which this monastery produced some of the greatest masters and yogis of Kham Nangchen. Ghar monastery is divided into two: Upper Gar Monastery which… Read more →

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Kora of Ganden Monastery

This is one of the most beautiful walks near Lhasa, a lovely drive through green countryside and traditional villages to get to Ganden and away from the tourists who go to see only the monastery. I once saw a sky burial from afar from the Kora (circuit), and always come into contact with the most… Read more →

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Meru Nyingma temple

Tucked behind the Jokhang in Lhasa is Meru Nyingma temple, the former residence of the Tibetan State Oracle during the Great Prayer Festival, which was held annually just after the Tibetan New Year. It’s only a small temple on the north side of the Jokhang, but you must pass several other small and interesting temples… Read more →

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