"DREPUNG MONASTERY: BEST TIME TO VISIT" Top 5 Page for this destination Lhasa Things to Do Tip by mavl

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most people who visit lhasa only have a few days to go around. i therefore recommend the following schedule for visiting drepung monastery:

visit drepung IN THE MORNING. it usually opens at 9am so make sure you get there before then.

there's nothing like wandering around the narrow streets at this time because there will be very few tourists. you'll see only locals dressed in traditional tibetan attire going about their business in and around the monastery so you'll get an authentic glimpse into what life on this mountainside monastery was like 600 years ago - priceless!

morning is also the best time to visit so that you'll be able to look into preparations in case there'll be an activity in the monastery later in the day.

you should be done around lunchtime so you can then spend the afternoon at another monastery (pls. see succeeding tips for recommendations).

entrance fee is Y55.

fee for taking pictures inside is usually Y20 per room/hall.

worth it!

Address: on the mountainside around 8km west of lhasa
Directions: take the dekyi nub lam (beijing zhonglu) road and head west towards the qinghai-tibet hiway, you'll see drepung after a few minutes on the mountainside on the right.

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2007
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