Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê (Chinese: 日喀则; pinyin: Rìkāzé Nepali: सिगात्से), is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, with an area of 182,000 km (70,271 sq mi). It is located within the historical Tsang province of Tibet.
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Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In 1447, the first Dalai Lama built it and it has been one of the six great Gelugpa monasteries. If you go to Shigatse, you cannot miss the marvelous monastery where you will see a lot of precious religious statues and stupas.
This is a very important monastery for both its spiritual and cultural impact situated in in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. There is no doubt that if you are Buddhist a visit to this monastery is a must because it was founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet. There are quite a few chapels to visit, with some inevitably better decorated than others. In the afternoon, you can also watch the monks debating among themselves, old and young alike, having what appeared to be a great time. A word of caution, the place has seen better days in the past and the facilities are not as good as one would expect. Still, it's worth spending time here, especially towards the end of the afternoon.
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During our recent overland trip by road from Lhasa to Shigatse, our van crossed the Kangbala Mountain pass before reaching the lovely Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, the highest Freshwater lake in the world. The mountain view is truly breathtaking, picturesque and definitely a must travel route.
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While it is very difficult to remember each and every name of the tributaries of the Bramhaputra, these water bodies all along the Lhasa-Sigaste-Saga route are just wonderful. While we were traveling it started to rain heavily and the gush of water was so awesome to see. It was hitting the rocks so hard that you could feel it from the road. Parking and rest area were also available though it is better to use the open area!
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We were told this was called the Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas. It is a lovely building with attractive Gardens. There are elaborate and fascinating murals all over the walls inside, which is probably the best part of it. Upstairs are the old quarters of the Panchen Lama which are very interesting.
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When we are diving from Shigatse to New Tingri. You can see the Nadang temple. it's very close to the friendship highway from your right hand side. It's very nice place to explore the local villagers and the monastery. The Nadang temple is once the biggest printing house in Tibet.
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