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Shigatse Attractions

Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet Autonomous Region, about 300 km southwest of Lhasa. It’s located at an altitude of 3,840 metres at the confluence of the Yarlung Tsangpo river and the Nyang Chu River . The famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sakia Temple, Pelkhor Choede and other temples form the distinct features of religious culture. ashilhunpo Monastery is the symbol of Shigatse and has the beauty not second to Potala Palace.

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Tashilhunpo Monastery the home of the Panchen Lama, located on the hillside overlooking Shigatse northwest of the town. It was established in 1447 by Genden Trup, a disciple of the founder of the Gelugpa Order. Genden Trup was later named the first Dalai Lama. Later, the fifth Dalai Lama named the A...

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