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The Monastery was founded in 1418. Originally it housed around 15 different monasteries, belonging to three different sects. Today, only the Gelugpa sect resides here.
It is most notable for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors and is capped with a gold dome from which four pairs of eyes gaze in the four directions. Each chapel has a buddha and murals inside. As the chapels are dark (not lit), bring a flashlight. On the rooftop you will have a good view of the old town, fortress and valley.
In the main temple you will find a buddha with four heads.
Entrance: 40 Yuan
Directions: old town of Gyantse
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