Tashilumpo Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery


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The monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas,and its the largest temple in Tsang.
History: Built from 1447AD
Distance from downtown:  271KM from Lhasa
* Entrance fee:RMB55 P/P
*Opening time:9:00-17:00。12:00pm-14:00pm The Buddhism halls is not opened
* Recommended Visiting Time: Three hours
* Address: Jijilangka Road, Shigatse, Tibet
* Best visiting time:  All year around



The Tashilumpo monastery Located at the foot of the Tara Mount in Shigatse,the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means “all fortune and happiness gathered here” or “heap of glory”. it is the largest Monastery in Tsang.It rivals the Potala Palace.It‘s one of the four GeLug Sect scrmajar temple in Tibet.The monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tashilumpo Monastery covers 150 thousand square meters,and the palace wall with 3 kilometers in girth around the temple.There are 57 scripture halls,3600 houses,the whole monastery built depend on the hill,seat in the north,face to the sunshine.

The monastery was founded in 1447 AD by Gedun Drub, the nephew and disciple of the famous Buddhist philosopher Je Tsongkhapa and later named the First Dalai Lama. The construction was financed by donations from local nobles.From the Fourth Panchen Lama made major expansions to the monastery. Since then, all Panchen Lamas have resided at Tashilhunpo, and have managed to expand it gradually.The Fourth Panchen Lama was the first conferred the title of “Panchen Lama”.

ON the west side of the monastery,there is a grand hall named Jamba Chyenmu.It was built in 1914 by the ninth Panchen Lama.The whole hall is 30 meters high , covers the area 862 square meters.The Jamba Chyenmu Buddha squats on the 3.8 meters high lotus flower,faces to the south,and overlook the whole temple.The Buddha is a gigantic statue,the height of it is 26.2m,the width of its shoulder is 11.5m,the length of its foot and hand are 4.2m and 3.2m, and the middle finger is 1.2m in circumference,it’s the largest copper statue in the world.It was shaped by 110 craftsmen,cost 4 years to complete.he statue contains 279 kg of gold and 150,000 kg of copper.Between the Buddha’s eyebrows inlaid different size of diamonds,pearls,amber,corals,turquoise more than 1400.
The stage to show the Buddha is located in the northeast of the tashilhunpo monastery by the first Dalai Lama,who was in memory of the birth,buddha, nirvana of Sakyamuni Buddha.It was expanded by the fourth Panchen Lama,and completed in 1468.On may the 15th every year in Tibetan calendar,it would hold the grand activity to show the Buddhas,the monks and Pilgrims worship,and pray for the Buddha give the peace and happiness to the world forever.
There is another sight in the Tashilumpo Monastery,so many dogs who don’t have its owners.It is said that they are free captive animals.You can see kinds of free captive animals in Iibetan temples,such as goats,chickens and so on.

1、Ask permit for taking photo inside the palace.


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