Day tour around Lhasa in Tibet to Drepung and Sera monastery
April 21st, 2006
Excursion to Drepung monastery not to far from Lhasa, followed by a further tour to Sera monastery and to the Dalai Lama's summer palace. Luckly, today the photo restrictions look to be less tight.
Pictures of Drepung, the Tibet's largest monastery that, before the invasion of Tibet from China (the so called "cultural revolution") it was populated by about 10000 monks (today are just 7-800, with several buildings destroyed forever).
Pictures of prayers wheels near Drepung monastery's entrance.
Pictures of Drepung monastery taken from inside one of the palaces.
On the left picture, a thangka.On the right picture, a praying monk.
The tour to Drepung monastery continues visiting many palaces and their courtyards.
On the left picture: a Dalai Lama's trone. On the center, Buddha statues meaning long life. On the right, a library with books.
Photos of Drepung monastery showing the immense complex of buildings, that is actually a small city.
Photos from inside Drepung monastery showing the room of thousand Buddha.
The kitchen inside Drepung monastery. Before the invasion from China, these huge pots were used to cook the meals for all the monks of the entire monastery.
A vast meeting room in Drepung monastery.
Pictures of a beautiful golden Buddha statue from Drepung monastery.
Other photos between Drepung monastery's streets.
The day tour continues with a visit to Sera monastery, not far from Lhasa downtown. In the picture, a stupa with prayers wheels all around.
Pictures of prayers wheels.
The daily meeing of monks in Sera monastery.
View inside one of the temples that composes the complex of Sera monastery.
Picture of Sera monastery: a Dalai Lama's trone.
The tour continues with a visit to the summer residence of Dalai Lama.
Nice doors, with beautiful decorations.
Norbuling Ka palace: the Dalai Lama's home during summer.
No pictures permitted inside.
Views in the garden and over other palaces that compose the complex belonging to Dalai Lama summer residence.