"Ganden Monastery" Tibet Things to Do Tip by Gage17

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  Morning sunlight falls on Ganden in Tibet
by Gage17

The oldest of the Three Great Monasteries, Ganden is also the farthest from Lhasa. This is a benefit as it gives the visitor a better idea of what a desolate, monastic town in the Himalayas is like. Although I had different experiences at the three, this was my favorite monastery because I did a walk into the mountains before the sun rose, and I also got to listen to 400 monks chanting in the monastery.

Directions: Located in Taktse Country about 25 miles east of Lhasa, the easiest way to reach Ganden is on the pilgrim bus that leaves well before dawn from the Barkhor.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2005
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