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Sakya Monastery: Tours & Tickets

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“manuscripts”(4 reviews)
Sakya Kloster is famed as the 'Second Dunhuang' due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and Thangkas. According to statistics, about 40,000 volumes of scriptures are housed there. A wooden bookshelf which is...more
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Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800, China
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Another interesting monastery - theytend to murph in my memory... Most interesting the pilgrims way around the monastery with great vistas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Originally founded in the C11th, but during the C13 and C14th it fell under the influence of Mongolian monks and is one of the very few Mongolian influenced monasteries in Tibet. It contains a lot of unique artwork and many thousands of manuscripts; it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent rental audio guide in english- gps if every location u visit so that it automatically provides a narrative at each location- 25 km off road and about 430 km from lhasa- grey, white and red exterior- red hat sect- assembly hall beautiful with old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 20 July 2018

By the time we got to Sakya I was getting a little bored with monasteries but this completely surprised me. Built in a very different style to the other monasteries we visited and with fabulous views from the tops of the walls, we were completely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pom1972
Reviewed 18 June 2017

During your adventures in Tibet, you will no doubt hear of the destruction and havoc wrecked on Tibetan culture during The Great Cultural Revolution. This is also well documented; if you bothered to Google. To truly witness the scale of the destruction, you will have...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rvn85
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very remote monastery, 25 kms from a turn off from the main road. It's hard to believe that it could have played such an important role in Tibetan life over the centuries. The monastery contains a very large collection of manuscripts (see...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and quite large monastery with awesome views of surrounding area. Mongolian architecture is quite different from those seen in Lhasa and surrounding area. Artwork and artifacts were impressive.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Suet910
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Sakya Gompa is located approx 20 km off the National Highway 318 in a side valley. The whole area of the monastery as well as the surrounding town were recently renovated, freshly painted, partially reconstructed as well as furbished with new pavements. The town looks...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

The architecture and the colours of the Tibetan houses are different to the rest of the area, the monastery itself huge and worth to see. A hidden treasure!

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This lies off the road between Shigatse and the point where the road divides, one branch to Kathmandu, the other to Ali and Kashgar. Sakya is the main monastery for the Sakyapa sect. It is a very impressive and imposing monastery with the striking colour...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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