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The biggest building of the Tashilhunpo monastery is the Matreya Temple. This temple, built in 1914-1918 for the 26M high Buddha Maitreya, is looking like a fortress.
The matreya is the Buddha of the future or Champa in the Tibetan language. The Champa of 26 M high is a gold-plated bronze image, sitting on a lotus seat. From the third storey you can see his head from nearby.
Tibetans believe, that Champa will return and rule the world, when all human beings have earned deliverance from suffering.
Directions: West end of the town
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