At the foot of the Nyima Mountain on the outskirts of Xigaze, the monastery was built in 1447 under the supervision of the First Dalai Lama Gedun Zhuiba, one of the disciples of Zonggaba. It was expanded by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Bainqen Lamas and has become the place of the reincarnation of the Bainqen Lamas.
The monastery houses the 22.4-meter-high gilded bronze statue of Qiangba Buddha, the tallest of its kind in the world. The image of the Buddha is kind and generous, and is vivid.
(Admission is 30 yuan. But it is free during the holidays. Open hours: 8:00-16:00. Taking photos inside the hall are charged for 80 yuan in general.)
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