Tashilumpo Monastery

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Tashilumpo Monastery
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Air is rarified

Tashilumpo is 3800 meters (nearly 13,000 feet) above sea level.

Festival days

If possible, visit the Tashilumpo Monastery on special festival days when a colossal, colorfully painted banner called a thangka is hung on a towering display wall behind the monastery (you can see the thangka wall with its draped painting of Buddha on the right side of the photo on page one). 

The crowds who come to view the thangka create a lively ambiance.

Nearest major city

Tashilumpo Monastery is located just west of Shigaste. That city lies 280 kilometers (170 miles) west of Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region.

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