Tibet page 3
Inside the Potala Palace are the stupas of deceased Dalai Lamas, the
most fabulous of which belongs to the Fifth Dalai Lama who united the
secular and religious authority in Tibet. There are numerous halls,
small chapels, etc. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to photograph
However, we could photograph inside other monasteries (if we paid a fee
in each room).
Monastery, which was built in 1416 A.D. For a long time it was the
headquarters of the Yellow Hat Sect monks. The lower part of the
monastery houses the monks, and their storerooms. Further up are prayer
halls and store houses for precious documents. These documents are
scrolls, stored along the sides of rooms. People bend down to walk
underneath the sacred texts to secure good luck and blessings.
onto the top
level of Drepung Monastery. The white stuff are silk offering scarves.
There are stone steps on either side of the scarves. The scarves cover
a pathway in the middle which only the Dalai Lama could tred. This
restricted center part of stairways is very similar to those found in
buildings in China, where the center parts were restricted to the
Over the top...
The monastery twists and winds up and down and around