Xiahe, a great cultural place to visit

Do you like Buddhist Culture? Do you want to find some quiet and cultural places? Then you should definitely visit Xiahe in Gansu Province. I visited the place early China this year during my travel in China and it was a very special cultural experience. My friends and I took the bus from Xining, Qinghai […]


Phoenix Hill

On May 2, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Monasteries, Nature Scenery, Temples, by Jack Li

When you come to a big city for the first time it’s great to visit the most well-known places for a first overview of the place. Beijing Tours certainly offer a great and comfortable way to include the must sees in China’s capital on a single day trip. But to see some other spots it’s […]

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Drepung Monastery Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

1. Visitors need some medicine to prevent the altitude reaction. 2 The delicious foods here are: Lhasa Zanba, Lhasa buttered tea, Best Time to Visit Drepung Monastery The best time to visit Lhasa is the summer and spring because the temperature is moderate, neither cold nor windy. The city is warm throughout the whole year […]

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Gandanpozhang Palace

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Gandanpozhang Palace is bed room of Dalai Lama in Drepung Monastery. Before Potala Palace was built, the Fifth Dalai Lama had been lived there. At the period, he was the political and religious head in Tibet. So Gandanpozhang also is symbol of the Tibeten government. Gandanpozhang Palace was built in 1530. There are seven floors […]

Four Zhacang (Buddhist College)

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Zhacang is a unit of Gelupai Temple which is used for learn scripture. It is also following the Cuoqing (a unit of temple). The Drepung Monastery had seven Zhacang in the past and they were charged by the seven disciples of Jiangyang Qujie. However, there are more and more monks came here and the seven […]

Cuoqin Palace

On September 6, 2011, in Monasteries, Palaces, Tibet, by Jack Li

Cuoqin Palace is the main architecture of the Drepung Monastery. Cuoqin Palace is in the middle of the Drepung Monastery, covering an area of four thousand, five hundred square meters. In front of the hall, there is a plaza. It takes seventeen wide stone stairs to get to the hall. The hall is held by […]

Drepung Monastery (Zhebingsi)

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Drepung Monastery is on the south slop of Genpeiwuzi Mountain which is ten kilometers away from Lhasa. It is built in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepung Monastery is one of six Tibetan Buddhism Temples […]

Tashilhunpo Monastery

On August 26, 2011, in Monasteries, More Cities, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The name “Tashilhunpo” means “auspicious”. Situated on the eastern slope of Mount Nyima to the west of the city of Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest temple in the Shigatse area. It is the dwelling place of the Panchen Lamas ever since the 4th Panchen, and is one of the six famous Shamanist temple in […]

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Tsupu Monastery Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Tsupu Monastery is located in upper reaches of Tsupu River, which is 60 kilometers away from Lhasa. Tsupu Monastery is the main monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Ge Ma Ge Ju sect in Tibet, with a history of 800 years. It is said that this religious sect first created the reincarnation system; from then on, leaders […]

Tsupu Monastery

On August 25, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Tsupu Monastery, at an altitude of 4300 meters, is located at the upstream of Tsupu River in the northwest of Duilong Deqing County, which is 60 kilometers to the west of Lhasa. It is about 70 kilometers away from the west countryside of Lhasa, Tibet and it is the main shvine of Gema Geju Sect, […]

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