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Shigatse Attraction

Phuntsok Ling Monastery is 4,100 meters above sea level in Phuntsok Ling Township, Shigatse Lhatse Prefecture. It was built in 1615 under the auspices of Taranath. Originally believed in the Jonang Teachings, by the time the Fifth Dalai Lama came to power, the temple was one of 13 temples that had been converted to the...
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Height of Mount Everest Mt Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) in height. A measurement officially recognized by both the Nepalese and Chinese governments. How high is Everest Base Camp? South Everest Base Camp is 5,364 meters (17,598 ft) The Tibetan North Side Base Camp is 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) Who discovered Mount Everest? No one really. It...
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Shalu temple is located in Shigatse City, 26 km away from Shigatse, with an altitude of more than 3850 meters. Jetsun Sherab Jungnay founded the Shalu monastery in 1087. Shalu in Tibetan, it means new bud. The site selection of the temple is based on the arrow landing. The arrow falls in the field where...
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Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan, it means auspicious giant Monastery. It is the largest temple in Shigatse area. It is listed as the six largest Monastery of Gelug Sect along with Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery in Lhasa, Kumbum Monastery in Qinghai and Labrang Monastery in southern Gansu. The Monastery was built in 1447...
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Sakya, the birthplace of Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was once the capital of the Sakya Dynasty in the middle of the 13th century. It is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Tibet. “Sakya” means “grey soil” in Tibetan, and its name comes from the colour of Benboer mountain soil beside Sakya....
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Palkor Choede monastery located at the western end of Changge mountain in Gyangtse county. Palkor Choede monastery was first built in 1414.Its 17 Dratsang (College)belong to three different sects – Sakya, Kadam and Gelug. The palkor moanstery features the combination of all religious sect.The Hall of Tsokchen in the monastery is in majestic splendour. Palkor Chode...
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Situated in Tingri County on Sino-Nepalese border, Mount Chomolangma is 8844 metres above sea level, Its massif includes neighbouring peaks Lhotse 8,516 m, Nuptse 7,855 m and Changtse, 7,580 m. . In total They are 4 peaks above 8,000 m, and 38 peaks with elevation over 7,000 m. In Tibetan Buddhist Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of...
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