Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Lhasa

4.7
#5 of 18 in Historic Sites in Lhasa
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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  • Huge grounds and stunning. Wear good shoes as it's a lot of walking with steep stairs. Take sunblock and a hat as the sun can get strong. Take a guide as you won't have a clue on explanations or what ...  more »
  • There are a lot of beautiful buildings, I am quite tired. Many tourists are crowded. There are many statues and people who are interested in Buddhist culture will be unbearable.
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  • 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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