the old tree of Tashilhungpo Gompa

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    Tashi Lhunpo, the seat of the Panchen Lamas, was founded in 1447 by the First Dalai Lama, Gendun Drub, on the slopes of Dolma ri. The original building (the assembly hall known as Kelzang Lhakang ) was built above a sacred sky-bural site, the stone slab of which is still to be seen on the floor within.

    Tashilhunpo Monastery ,Tibetan: བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལྷུན་པོ་, full name in Tibetan of the monastery means: "all fortune and happiness gathered here" . Founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama. is a historic and culturally important monastery next to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

    Pilgrims circumambulate the monastery on the Lingkor (sacred path) outside the walls.

    Fortunately, although two-thirds of the buildings were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, they were mainly the residences for the 4,000 monks and the monastery itself was not as extensively damaged as most other monasteries in Tibet, for it was the seat of the Panchen Lama who remained in Chinese-controlled territory.

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    1. kalsang memory 67 months ago | reply

      this old tree may be the last witness of damage done by Mao's culture revolution. To see such a grand old tree in such height! Amazing.


    2. jaimesantoni 65 months ago | reply

      What a amazing tree!

    3. MaryLemm 58 months ago | reply

      I enjoyed your pictures in the slideshow. Very impressed!

    4. HelenBushe 46 months ago | reply

      wonderful to see this on flickr

    5. Room With A View 46 months ago | reply

      This is breathtaking!

    6. Jory Vander Galien Photography 46 months ago | reply

      This has such a strong composition...bravo!!!

    7. =Lobster Pot | Photography= [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot.

    8. wilsonchong888 39 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!

    9. bulinha 39 months ago | reply

      Minha favorita! Muitas estrelinhas para ela!

    10. Luciano GR 38 months ago | reply

      Great image!

    11. Márcio Rodres 38 months ago | reply

      Muito interessante e bonita.

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