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Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery

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Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Lhasa , Tibet

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Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is located in the foothills of the Gambo Utse Mountain, five kilometers from Lhasa. Its name means “collecting rice” in the Tibetan language, and travelers say its buildings appear like a pile of rice when seen from afar. The monastery is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and admission is CNY 55 per person. A taxi to the site costs approximately CNY 20.

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