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Sakya Monastery, Sa'gya County

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#16 of 52 in Historic Sites in Tibet
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Sakya Monastery (Tibetan: ས་སྐྱ་དགོན་པ།, Wylie: sa skya dgon pa), also known as Pel Sakya (Tibetan: དཔལ་ས་སྐྱ།, Wylie: dpal sa skya; "White Earth" or "Pale Earth") is a Buddhist monastery situated in Sa'gya Town (ས་སྐྱ་), Sa'gya County, about 127 km west of Shigatse in Tibet Autonomous Region.
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  • Another interesting monastery - theytend to murph in my memory... Most interesting the pilgrims way around the monastery with great vistas. 
    Another interesting monastery - theytend to murph in my memory... Most interesting the pilgrims way around the monastery with great vistas.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Love this monastery complex with great architecture of Tibet
  • Sakya Monastery (North) is not destroyed during the cultural revolution and is kept in its original state, in contrast to the Southern monastery. It holds a library with an enormous amount of books which you're able to visit. The outside of the monastery looks more like a fort and is very well preserved. If you want you can even walk its wall surrounding it for an even better view.

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