Palkhor Monastery Picture

Palkhor Monastery is reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas and famous for unique architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art…

Palkhor Monastery is reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas and famous for unique architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art. It is also named Palcho Monastery and very different from other monasteries. Palkhor Monastery lies at the downtown of Gyangts County. Palkhor Monastery is a kind of typical Tibetan Buddhism monastery architecture combined stupa and temple, with temples in the stupa, stupas in the temple. The stupas and temples stay harmoniously and bring out the best in each other. Its architecture fully represents a typical style of monasteries from thirteenth century to fifteenth century in Later Tibetan area, which is also the unique monastery with both the temple and stupa being kept well today. So it is reputed as a monument of architecture period. The Palkhor Monastery (meaning lucky and happy monastery) has a Chinese name Baiju Monastery. It has two features: there are three classes of Buddhism (Sakys, Gedang and Gelugpa) existing harmoniously this monastery. Those three classes of Buddhism had experienced repulsion and rivalry for a long time, peaceful with each other. So both the oblation and the architecture style in the monastery embrace and adopt good points from all quarters…

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