Drepung Monastery in Lhasa Tibet Tour Guide:
Perched atop the highest peak of Lhasa Tibet, the Drepung Monastery was once the largest monastery in the world and housed as many as 10,000 monks. Post 1959, a shadow of its original grandeur remains, but a tour of the monastery is all you need to imagine and realize the full grandeur of the Drepung Monastery in its heyday.
Sprawled across 25 hectares, the monastery features a majestic Assembly Hall, a huge kitchen that could serve the 10,000 monks who resided in the monastery, magnificent statues and sculptures not to mention the extraordinary scriptures, thangkas and other cultural relics.
Pay your respects to the remarkable statue of the 13th Dalai Lama that graces the Assembly Hall; pray to the 49-feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha, which represent Buddha at the age of 8; and gaze at the sacred mirror and be cured of any known or unknown facial diseases. A holiday in Lhasa Tibet in the month of August presents you the opportunity to participate in the Shoton Festival and view the huge Thangka that is unfurled only for the festival.