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Temples and Monasteries of Different Sects in Tibet
Tibet is the most densely populated area for religious faith. Tibetan Buddhism has a long history more than 1300 years. Religious atmosphere is full of everywhere and monasteries can be gotten everywhere. These classical monastery buildings, Buddha statues, paintings craft, goldstone craft are not only the crystallization of religious art, cultural attainment and cultural wisdom, but also the valuable wealth of Tibetan Buddhism. There are many monasteries with long history and great significance. Only when you are on the scene, you can experience the beauty of Tibetan Buddhism and the pious of Tibetan People. All of the people and things here are showing mysterious.
Jokhang Temple
"Jokhang” meaning “shrine of the Buddha”, located in the center of old city Lhasa, is a temple of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It has 1300-year history, and boasts the...
Sera Monastery
The Sera Monastery is one of the "three great monasteries in Lhasa" and is located at the foot of Sera Wuze Mountain in the north of Lhasa. According to tradition, it was named after a...
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery is meaning “ Auspicious Sumeru Monastery”, located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain) in Shigatse, Tibet, it is the largest monastery in the area and the...
Ramoche Monastery
According to legend, Ramoche Monastery, located in the northeastern section of Lhasa, was commissioned, constructed and consecrated at the same time as Jokhang Monastery. Built under the aegis of...
Drepung Monastery
Located in the south side of Mount Genpi Wuze in the west of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is seen as the largest monastery in Tibet and belonged to Dalai Lama all the time in history. The Drepung...
Samye Monastery
Located on Habori Mountain, 38 km from Zedang (Tsetang), the Samye Monastery was founded in the middle of the 8th century. The location of the monastery was determined by the great master...
Pelkhor Monastery
The Pelkhor Monastery, also called the Wheel of Fortune Monastery, is located in Gyantse at the foot of Mount Zong and is surrounded on three sides by mountains. Architecturally, it represents a...
Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery is located at the foot of the Mount Benbo in Sakya County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibetan Autonomous Region, and is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism....
Tsurpu Monastery
Located in the upstream of Chubu River in the northwest of Doilungdeqen County, about 60km away from the west of Lhasa Tibet, and at an altitude of 4,300 meters, Tsurpu Temple is the main temple...
Gandan Monastery
Located on Wangbur Mountain, on the southern bank of Lhasa River in Maizhokunggar County, Lhasa, Ganden Monastery stands at an altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level. Founded in 1409 by...

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