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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Lhasa

#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Lhasa
Religious Site · Historic Site
Enjoy a scenic path and the sight of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), tumbling in three tiers from 22 m (72 ft) and then from 30 m (98 ft), respectively. Gushing out of rocky formation into a large 21 m deep (69 ft) pond, the first waterfall offers a spectacular view, which you can enjoy from a railing at a safe distance. Called the "Pond of the Emperor of Heaven," this national treasure supports a number of rare plants growing in the vicinity of the cascades--most notably solimnan reed, which makes it a national monument. The hike will take you past a picturesque red and white metal pedestrian bridge and a Buddhist temple. Bring walking shoes, bug spray, and water. Make Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) part of your personalized Lhasa itinerary using our Lhasa online route planner.
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  • Such a sight to see. The history of this place was a delight to listen to. The wonderful people I met there I will never forget  more »
  • When you visit DePrung you are immersed in the culture and spirituality of Tibet. The monastery is beautiful with carvings and exquisite artwork everywhere. On a cautionary note, incense is...  more »
  • A grand monastery with about 700 monks. The place is situated on the hill. The mountains nearby have stone paintings visible from afar. Beautiful place.
  • Rich historical significance
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