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Day 4 (14.11.2007)


Today, together with a driver and a jeep, I went to the Buddhist monastery Ganden. Ganden is located about 40 km northeast of Lhasa. Together with Drepung and Sera, Ganden belongs to the three large monasteries of the Gelugpa school. Because of their headdress the Gelugpa are also called Yellow Hats. The Gelugpa belongs to the most important Buddhist schools in Tibet. The Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama are also representatives of the Gelugpa. Ganden was founded in 1409. Ganden is located on a mountain, on an altitude of about 4500 m and so it looks very interesting. We drove up the mountain and I was overwhelmed by the view. Near the street there were many yaks. From the top the view of the valley and the surrounding mountains is fantastic. The golden roofs of Ganden together with the mountains in the background are indescribable beautiful. In Ganden I saw many monks, too. At the end of my sightseeing I saw some donkeys. In the afternoon I went back to Lhasa and I took some walks.

The Ganden Monastery
The Ganden Monastery

yak near the Ganden Monastery
yak near the Ganden Monastery

The Ganden Monastery
The Ganden Monastery

The Ganden Monastery
The Ganden Monastery


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