Drepung Monastery

Lhasa, China

Just 5Kms from Lhasa City, the Drepung Monastery is situated at the foothills of the beautiful Gambo Utse Mountain. It is an important place of prayer and worship for the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhists. It has four main buildings that are definitely worth a visit. The Ganden Potrang has a large hall where the monks discuss religion and meditate. The Coqen Hall is a 1,850 square meters area supported by 183 large pillars where the precious Sutras (religious teachings) are preserved. There is also a set of sutras from the Qing Dynasty written with gold dust and those carved in wood. You will also find exquisite examples of Buddhist statues and floral murals in different parts of the monastery.

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