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The great Tashilhunpo Monastery is the seat of the Panchen Lama This famous monastery is built in 1447 by the youngest disciple of Tshong Khapa. The monastery is rather large with a lot of buildings.
When we walked to the monastery early in the morning and looked in the direction of the monastery, we saw that the complex looked like a small town itself.
We saw a lot of monks along the road. Tashilhunpo is known as a rather active monastery. The monks spent most of the time with doing chores and reciting scriptures. Young initiates, wishing to become a lama, can follow a one year course in Tibetan language in Tashilhunpo.
Directions: At the west-side of the town.
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