Tibet ``The roof of the world``

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About Tibet

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Situated five-km distance to the western suburb of Lhasa at the foot of Mt. Ganpoi Uze. Jamyang Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa, founded Drepung Monastery in 1416 and the founder of Gelugpa Sect. The monastery, occupying an area of 250,000 square meters with a fixed number of 7,700 monks, is the largest monastery keeps plentiful historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts and crafts.

Maitreya ia a main relics of the Drepung Monastery. It is a Buddha of future, which is said that only seeing it would release one’s suffering.

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Situated in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple was built on mid of 7th century AD and later extended by successive rulers, it has now become a gigantic architectural complex. It is a four storeyed temple with splendid golden roofs. It has architectural feature of Tang Dynasty and also assimilated very much features from both Nepalese and Indian Buddhist temples. The murals in the temple mainly depict the life stories of historic characters. The temple houses many historical relics since Tang Dynasty and statues of King Songtsen Gampo, Princess Wencheng, Princess Bhrikuti Devi, “Princess Willow” (a tree), and “The Uncle – Nephew Alliance Tablet” can be seen at the front gate of the temple.

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Norbulinka means ” the jeweled garden”, was the site of the successive Dalai Lamas summer Palace. The garden cover as area of 360,000 square meters. The whole garden consists of two main parts – Norbulinkha at the eastern area and Jianseling Palace at the western area. Gesang Palace, Jianse Palace and Daktanmiju Palace are the main building in Norbulinkha. There are pine trees, cypress and some other trees as well as many different kinds of flowers. Some precious animals, like bear, are also raised in this garden. Norbulinkha has been classified as National preserved until relic and garden.

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The Potala, one of the most famous architectural works of our nation, is erected on top of the Red Hill in Lhasa. The word “Potala” comes from Sanskrit. In the 7th century, after the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s marriage with Princess Wenchen of the Tang Court, the Palace was built for meditation in the mid-17th century. It was rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama to its present size, and ever since it became the Winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. The construction took fifty years from its beginning to completion. The Potala is divided into two sections, namely, the Red Palace and the White Palace. The total height of the Potala is 117 meters which is built in thirteen storeys, the length of the Palace from east to west has 400 meters and the breadth from south to north has 350 meters. The whole building is a structure of stone and timber. The topmost flat glistens with golden roofs. It is a majestic architectural work and the cream of Tibetan culture and a complex of Tibetan and Han culture.

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Sera Monastery is one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, sits at the foothills of Tatipu and the next two are Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery which both have longer histories. Sera, in Tibetan, means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it. It was founded in 1419, the site occupies nearly 12 hectares, comprising the Tsokchen (Great Hall), 3 tratsangs, and 30 khangstens. Sera Monastery is one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet.

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