A beautiful and very important place for Tibetans. It's worth visiting. The monks usually debate in a courtyard in the morning but they were not there when we visited.
Though you may get tired of the yak butter offerings and burning incense, it is well worth it to go through every monastery and temple you can. You may never have the chance to come here again, so don't miss it!
Once one of the largest monasteries in the world (10,000 monks or more). Somewhat diminished from its glory days, it now has the air of a museum - except for the Tibetan pilgrims who will be found in every chapel, every nook and cranny of this place, breathing life into it. Well worth a visit to see the beautiful buildings,... More
The buildings are amazing, got some wonderful pictures. When we were there it had clouds coming down and around the monastery, made it look so magical. Waking around inside felt very special, seeing the monks studying.
Enjoyed going up to see this old and impressive monastery. The fact that its inhabited by so many monks gives you a better sense of their daily lives (eg, visiting the kitchen, etc). The sad part is that tourism has attracted many people old and young begging for money. Overall, a worthwhile experience
serene and beautiful. as usual a nice long climb so wear good shoes. no photographs are allowed inside. views are good and you get a chance to absorb the atmosphere and look at the beautiful frescos and art. worth a visit
Not far away from Lhasa, Drepung is a must. Although it requires strong legs and lungs to get to the main Hall, it's certainly worth the effort. A visit to the Kitchen is also worth it. The Assembly Hall is a masterpiece! Care should be taken not to lose your way to the coach as the narrow passages all look... More
Arriving at Drepung which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College, after buying our entrance tickets we go through an airport type security check then get back in our van for an uphill drive. Navigating some construction areas we start our now traditional “Monastery StairMaster Workout” under the watchful eye of military officials who give us the nod of approval. We... More
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