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Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery is situated 25 km southeast of a bridge which is about 127 km west of Shigatse on the road to Tingri in Tibet. When you enjoy your China-Nepal Hwy tour, you are supposed to visit this monastery. The monastery was built in 1073 and has more than 900 years of history. It is considered as the 'Second Danhuang'. The monastery houses around 3000 pieces of sutras and precious work of art that are over thousand years old.


 
  
One characteristic feature of the Sakya region is the colouring of its buildings. Unlike the standard whitewashing that you see elseswhere in Tibet, Sakya's building are ash grey with white and red vertical stripes. The colouring symbolishes the Rigsum Gonpo and stands as a mark of Sakya authority. Sakya literally means "pale earth".

 

Admission : 45 rmb

open time :9:00- 17:00

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