The Drepung monastery is one of the three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet (the other two being Ganden and Sera). Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and at its peak also was the largest monastery in the world, housing 15000 monks in 1959. Founded in 1416 by Jamyang Chojey, the founder of the Gelukpa school, it is located on the Gambo Utse mountain, 5 km west of Lhasa.
01 Stupa and building 02 Stairs 03 Passageway 04 Golden prayer cylinders 05 Buddhist paintings on rock
06 Buddhist paintings on rock 07 Building with roof decorations 08 Stairs 09 Court and building
10 View of monastery 11 Staircase and building 12 Door frame detail 13 View of Lhasa valley 14 Wall decorations
15 Building 16 Inner court and building 17 Colourful window and golden roof decorations 18 Solar heating unit 19 Chapel with golden statues and decorations
20 Chapel with golden statues and decorations 21 Chapel with golden statues and decorations 22 Chapel and wall frescoes 23 Stairs and golden roof cylinder 24 Golden roof cylinder
25 Court and temple 26 Court and temple 27 Court and temple
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