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Shey Gompa

Listed under Monasteries in China.

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Founded in the 17th Century, Shey Gompa, or Monastery, was formerly the summer palace of this regions kings. Its finely and brightly coloured decorated buildings also house a huge and impressive gold plated (copper underneath) seated statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. The monastery’s second storey housed most of the other art, including some beautifully detailed murals, while the lower floor houses the library. This working monastery is set on a hill commanding a kingly view of the surrounding forested valleys.

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