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Ani Tsankhung Nunnery was built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo who used its meditation chamber.The monastery is a yellow building which lies on the street parallel and north of Chingdol Dong Lu in Lhasa. Since the 12th century the monastery...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Barkhor Street,Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Just a short walk from Barkhor street you will find a quiet place called Ani Tsankhung Nunnery. This place has been reconstructed while I was there. As the nun in the gift shop told me, there will be a new kitchen. This nunnery shows the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small place and the number of active nuns is dwindling but the ones that are here are so friendly. You are allowed to photograph them even when they are praying. Fairly decent temple. Loved to part where they were making prayers to put in...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Feeling warmly welcome. We attended the beautiful morning prayers. Then visited the place and noticed how active are the nuns. Highly recommended.

Thank mykim c
Reviewed 26 September 2018

the Ani tsankhung is one of the famous nunnery in Lhasa city ,it is locaated at the east coner of thr Bakhor street and in ancient Lhasa city

Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It is quite interesting to visit because it is run by Nuns not by monks. If you are lucky and it is praying time, you are allowed to be in the temple during the praying, an unique experience.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Nunnery for about 100 ish women: lovely neat kitchen for their cooking . Saw 7th c cave for meditation. Beautiful assembly hall -nuns sitting outside with prayer wheels and praying

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This nunnery was not as modest as seen in other parts of Asia where the nuns seem to get short shrift of the material wealth of the monasteries. Apparently the Jokhang Temple shares some proceeds with the nuns and they have a nice small gift...More

Thank tourist22903
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Lovely place, very calm and clean with many flowers. Nuns are very sweet. We visited during the chanting time and it was a great experience.

Thank 155galina
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Situated on the eastern alleys of Bharkhor street . The walk to the nunnery takes you thru the narrow local market place which is pretty impressive and gives you the feel of what if feels to live in lhasa as a local . The smell...More

Thank Tashi S
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The nunnery felt very warm when compared with the monasteries that seemed rather cold and distant. We felt welcome and loved being there.More

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TibetCtrip-Tony, marketing at Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience of visiting this attraction in Lhasa. It is recommended to visit it, with easy walking access, you do not need to hire a car like visiting other things far out of town. Many ways to help travelers get cheaper...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Within the city, very near the Barkhor Street, on a beautiful Street through a beautiful door very Tibetan style with a small shop run by a Buddhist nun who sells quality crafts made in this monastery as other things of other craftsmen It is well...More

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