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Xigaze (or Shigatse) is located 250 km south west of Lhasa, along the Friendship Highway. It is the second largest city of Tibet. And it is the traditional home of the Panchen Lama. The Panchen Lama has his seat in the Tashilhunpo Monastery, at the foot of Nyima Mountain. The monastery was built in 1447 under the supervision of the First Dalai Lama.
Today the Panchen Lama is not here. You can read more about why at the website of the monastery: http://www.tashilhunpo.org
The main street along the monastery has been completely renovated. Both ends marked by a chinese gate. The street has a... more travel advice
Not far from Xigaze is the Shalu monastery. It may look familair when you approach it, as it is the monastery that... more travel advice
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