外文标题：One Month Family Trip to Xinjiang, China's Central Asia and incredible Tibet
Shigatse is famous for Tashilhunpo Monastery known as seat of the Panchen Lama. This is a large monastic town with temples, assembly halls, living quarters, administrative offices. At it's peak, it housed up to 5000 monks, today's Tashilhunpo is just shadows of past, only having 500 odd monks. Maitreya Chapel, the largest building in whole monastery complex houses a 26 meter height statue of Maitreya Buddha which is gold plated, the structure is made of tons of copper and brass, moulded on a wooden frame. This was built in eary 20th century by Ninth Panchen Lama and the architecture of this fortress style building would make you amazed.
日喀则因扎什伦布寺而著名，是历代班禅喇嘛的驻锡之地，集寺庙、会馆、宿舍、办公 室于一体，顶峰时期里面住着5000名僧侣。今天的扎什伦布寺只是过去的影子，里面只有500名僧侣。该寺最大的建筑弥勒堂，坐落着一尊26米高的镀金弥 勒佛，主体结构由数吨铜在木制框架上铸造而成。由第9世班禅喇嘛于20世纪初建成。这个城堡风格的建筑会让你吃惊的
I had to pay 75 Yuan to get permission for photography inside the chappel but with the condition that I could use only one DSLR body and one lens for the entire photo session, strange Chinese way of making and implementing rules . We spent around 2 hours in different chappels inside the Tashilhunpo Monastery before we start our journey through Friendship Highway towards Shegar. We passed through the ruins of Narthang Monastery, formerly known as one of the three great woodblock printing Lamaseries. Further westward we crossed Tso La and due to shortage of time skip of the detour towards Sakya Monastery.
Hotel Lobby in morning:
Inside Main Chapel:
Amazing Monastery Complex of Tashilhunpo