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Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse

Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse

The Tashilhunpo Monastery (built in 15th century) in Shigatse used to be the traditional seat of the panchen lama, the second most important lama within the gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Tashilhunpo is an important destination for pilgrims in Tibet.

Tashilhunpo means “all fortune and happiness gathered here” in Tibetan.