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Shigatse - Tashi Lunpo Monastery
At Tibet's second biggest city we overnight and look around the Tashi Lunpo Monastery.
20 April - arrive Shigatse
The hotel is good, and even the meals are surprisingly good, an improvement over last year. The highlight though is looking around the large Tashi Lunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama, who's powers roughly balance with the Dalai Lama's. The latest Panchen Lama is number 11 while the current Dalai Lama is number 14.
I am guessing he is visiting his brother, who is a
student at the monastery
What does the yellow cape signify? I am not sure - Jamie
L-R: Matt, Kevin and Jayne - Jamie
Make them shine! - Jamie
Tawas - trainee lamas - Jamie
The 10th Panchen Lama's stupa (no photos inside) - Jamie
Dinner and our first Chinese buffet, and a fine one too!