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The Norbu Lingka

The Norbu Lingka, or “Jewel park” is the summer palace for successive Dalai Lamas. In the 18th century the 7th Dalai Lama Kelsang Gyatso took treatment bath in a spring here and soon a palace was built for him,which is called the Kelsang Podrang. The is also a smaller...
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Tsurpu monastery

Tsurpu monastery was found by the first karmapa Dusum Kyenpo in 1189 when he was 80 years old. He was one of the students of Gampopa, the main disciple of Milarepa. Tsurpu is located about 80Kms in the hills north-west of Lhasa and is the mother monastery of Karma Kagyu school of...
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Gyangtse Monastery

Gyangtse Monastery or Pelkor Choede monastery was founded in 1418 by Rabten Kunsang who was the head of Gyangtse Dzong, the historic region that corresponds generally to present-day counties. The castle was originally constructed by a grandson of King Langdarma whose name was...
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Shalu Monastery

Shalu Monastery was founded by Sherap Jungne in the 11th century, but it was expanded in the 14th century by the famous Tibetan Buddhist scholar Buton Rinchen Drupa. He is considered as one of the three outstanding philosophers of Tibet along with Sakya Pandita and Master...
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Sakya monastery

Sakya monastery is located in the Sakya county of Shigatse prefecture and is one of the most impressive structures in Tibet. It was originally founded by Khon Konchog Gyalpo in 1073. The earth in this area is of a grey colour, so the monastery is called “GreyEarth” monastery....
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Drigung Monastery

Drigung Monastery is located in Medrogongkar county and the distance from Lhasa is about 140 Kilometres. It was founded by Kyoppa Jigten Gonpo in 1179. He was one of the main discipline of Paktru Dorje Gyalpo, a disciple of Dakpo Lhaje who in turn is the heart son of the Yogi...
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Tedrom Nunnery

Tedrom Nunnery it is located just over 5Kilometers north-west of Drigung monastery, it had a powerful hotspring surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountains considered to conceal great treasures. In the eight century, the master Padmasambhava and his spiritual consort Yeshe Tsogyal...
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Potala Palace

The first palace was originally built in 7th century by King Songtsen Gambo after he moved the capital from Yarlung to Lhasa. It is built on the Red hill that is believed to be the abode of Avalokitesvara. But it was only in the 17th century that the Fifth Dalai Lama established...
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