The Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated  just west of a small city called Shigatse, which is the old ancient capital of Tibet it’s very pretty I would recommend a visit. The best way to get around is to do what the locals do and rent bikes, they cost about 30RMB they makes it really quick and easy to sight-see and get around. However if that’s not your scene log onto china travel to get some great tours and travel tips.

Tashilhunpo Monastery

The Tashilhunpo Monastery sits at the top of the Nyima Mountain amongst vast landscape and beautiful scenery. It represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the last Tibetan spirit. The monastery is still fully working with monks praying and worshipping daily, it also attracts thousands of visiting Buddhist and tourist all year round. The Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447, the literal meaning of the name in Tibetan is ‘heap of glory’ since then the monastery has grown almost double in size. The Monastery is one of the four great monasteries of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, thus making it one of the must see places when visiting this area. The Monastery seeks to provide the Tibetan monks the best possible modern education, along with a deep and intimate understanding of the heritage of Tibet.

The view from the Monastery

A trip to the monastery is a very pleasant and relaxing day, it’s great to walk round and take in the natural and ornate buildings and status. Like many other places in china, the monastery has a magnificent golden roof  that can be seen reflecting the sun from miles away. If this account has inspired you to want to travel Beijing but don’t know where to start for some great low cost travel idea’s go to China Tours. Or if you need advice on hotels go to China Hotels.

Jack Li

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