Jiangzi, Shigatse(Rikaze)

 

Jiangzi, Rikaze 3 days 2 nights $ 299/person

 

Day 01  Lasa to Jiangzi.  Accommodation: Minghu hotel

Day 02  Jiangzi to Shigatse (Rikaze): Shenhu hotel

Day 03  Rikaze to Lasa

 

Scenic spots: (Tickets and transportation provided)

::Scenic Tashilhunpo Monastery 

 

 

 

The Tashilhunpo Monastery sprawls on the slope of Mt.Niser,southwest of Shigatse .It covers an area of about 300,000 square meters with a floor space of about 30,000 square ,meters.Painted in red and white, the buildings in the monastery stand closely together in terraced rows,offering a grand and majestic view.
The monastery was founded in 1447 by Gendun Zhuba, one of the principal disciples of the Founder of the Yellow Sect Zongkaba, and was then enlarged consistently by different generations of Banchan Lama until it acquired its present dimensions.Gendun Zhuba was first abbot of the monastery,and in 1600 at the invitation of the monastery,the 4th Panchen lama became the 16th abbot of it,thus made the monastery abode of the succeeding Panchen lamas ever since.
There are many valuable and rare historical articles in the monastery,among them are found a lot of gold and jade signets, and imperial certificates bestowed by Emperors of the Min and Ding Dynasties as well as a seal of "Daitu" of the Yuan Dynasty scribed in the new Mongolian language reformed by Basba.They are of great value for the study of history.

::Scenic Potala Palace, White palace

 

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The construction of the world famous Potala Palace was started in the 7th century during the time of the Tubo King srontsan gampo. on the top of Mt. Putup, it is looming over the whole Lhasa city. As high as 110m, the Potala Palace consists of two palaces-the Red Palace and the White Place.. With over 1000 rooms, the 1 storied palace covers an area of 10,000 square meters. it witnessed the life of the Dalai Lamas and the important political and religious activities in the past centuries. There are grand palaces within palaces. the Palace stands up so high that it resembles a magnificent castle in the heaven. It makes itself a good example of the ancient Tibetan culture and architecture. The statues of the Tubo King Srongtsan gamoi and his wife Princess Wen Cheng are being worshipped in the Palace. Among the 8 tomb pagodas of the Dalai Lamas, the 5th tomb is the most extravagant. It stands as high as 14m and used 11,000 ounces of gold in its gold plating. the designs and decorations on them all are inlaid with diamonds, peals, turquoises, agates, corals etc. There also stored the world treasure-the gold hand-written Buddhist scriptures, valuable gifts from the Chinese emperors and a lot of priceless antiques. You will be amazed by the colorful sculptures and paintings. The Potala Palace deserves the title of art gallery and museum. It is a symbol of the wisdom and power of the Tibetan people.

 

 

 

 

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