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Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery Travel Guide

The artistic precious items in Sakya Monastery are of voluminousness and high cultural relic value, therefore, it is called the Second Dunhuang. Sakya Monastery is located by the two banks of the Drongchu River and on the ridge of the Bonbo mountain in Sakya county, about 160 km to the west of Shigatse. It comprises the south and north monasteries. The north monastery was built in 1076 and the southern in 1268. There are large collections of historical cultural objects in the monastery, such as appointment letters, jade seals, crown, gown given to the officials of local Sakya administration by the central government of Yuan Dynasty, statues, religious articles and porcelains from Sung and Yuan dynasties as well as precious mural paintings and etc. Sakya Monastery has a large collection of books, including not only the volumes of Gangur and Tengur written by gold and cinnabar powder and pattra-leaf Sutra, but also more than 10,000 Tibetan classics on astronomy, geography, history, medicine and literature.

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Sakya Monastery is located by the two banks of the Drongchu River and on the ridge of the Bonbo mountain in Sakya county, about 160 km to the west of Shigatse.

Sakya Monastery, Shigatse Travel Guide
The collection in Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery, Shigatse Travel Guide

The collection in Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery, Shigatse Travel Guide

Sakya Monastery

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