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Kumbum & Palkhor Monastery


Kumbum is a spectacular pagoda temple, whose name means "Place of 100 Thousand Images", was the centerpiece of Palkhor Chode Monastery, and the pride of Gyantse. The great pagoda is consisted of 9 tiers, over 32m, has more than 77 chapels, shrines and chortens, is the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet.

The Palkhor Chode Monastery occupies an important place in Tibetan Buddhism history because different Buddhism sects, like Gelugpa, Sakyapa, were compatible in this monastery.
 
 
 
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