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About Rikaze

Shigatse is situated in southern Tibet at the confluence of the Yarlung Tsangpo and Nyang rivers. It is the second largest city in Tibet, located 3900 m above sea level. It was the political, religious and cultural center of southern Tibet for centuries – numerous Panchen Lama were based here. The area is known for its spectacular scenery and traditional Tibetan culture. It is also home to Mount Qomolangma, Yamdrok Lake (one of Tibet's three largest sacred lakes), the castle of Samdrubtse Dzong and Palcho Monastery.

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Tashilhunpo Monastery
483 Reviews
Tashilhunpo Monastery means "Auspicious Sumeru Mountain" in Tibetan. It is one of the six major Dge-lugs-pa temples. Since the 4th Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery has become the head base of Panchen Lamas. Cuoqin Hall is the main hall of Tashilhunpo Monastery. Panchen Lamas used to preach a sermon to the monks throughout the temple. It is also the site for religious debates of monks. 7 Stupa Halls lie in the east of the monastery and dagobas of Panchen Lamas are placed there. The monastery also stores a number of valuable cultural relics in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Karuola Glacier
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Karuola Glacier is located at the boundary between Nagarze County and Gyangze County in the south of Tibet. It leans on the south slope of Nojin Kangsan Mountain, one of the four largest mountains in Tibet. The top of the glacier is the ice cap with gradual slope, while the bottom is two ice tongues shaped as ice fall. Karuola Glacier is one of the three continental glaciers in Tibet, and it is also an outdoor shooting site, for multiple movies.
Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa
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Rongbu Temple
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When I came back from Everest, I went to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. If it wasnt for someone to say, I almost forgot that there was such a point of view. This is the best and most visible temple in Shigatse. . The Tashilhunpo Monastery means Auspicious Shoumi Temple, the full name is Zashundbu Baiji Deqin Qu Tang Tang Nan Baja Wahlin, meaning Auspicious must be gathered in Fuzhou to win the Fangzhou . The type of is similar to that of Sera Monastery, but the Temple of Lumb is quieter and the temple is relatively concentrated and spectacular. The Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of 150,000 square meters and is surrounded by a palace wall. The palace wall is along the mountain and has a circumference of more than 3,000 meters. There are 57 halls and 3,600 houses in the temple. The whole temple is built on the hillside, with mountains attached to the north, and the north is sunny. The temples are successively connected, dense and balanced, harmonious and symmetrical. Lhasa and Shannan are called pre-Tibet, Shigatse is called post-Tibet, and the entire Tibetan Plateau is called Ali. History, the former Tibetan is the territory of the Dalai Lama, and the post-Tibet is the site of the Panchen. Although there is no chance to go around with the guides in the temple, at least you should know the background of some monasteries. Incarnation of Amitabha on the Panchen Lama, Dalai is the embodiment of Guanyin. As far as the teachings are concerned, the Panchen is higher than the Dalai Lama, but since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the regime of the world has been entrusted to the Dalai Lama, while the Panchen is far from the worldly things. Therefore, the Dalai Lamas actual prestige in the Buddhist world is relatively high.
Posted: Dec 8, 2018