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Tibet Sights

Pelkor Chode Monastery (Bái Jū Sí)

  • Northwest end of Pelkor Lu Map It
  • Gyantse
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/22/2014

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One of the few multidenominational monastic complexes in Tibet—housing Gelugpa, Sakyapa, and Bupa monks—Pelkor Chode is home to the Gyantse Kumbum. Built in 1427, this building's glittering golden dome and four sets of spellbinding eyes rising over uniquely tiered circular architecture make it one of the most beautiful in Tibet. Inside there are six floors, each a labyrinth of small chapels adorned with Nepalese-influenced murals and statues. A steep ladder at the rear of the fifth floor provides access to the roof. Impressive in itself, you'll appreciate this complex even more after you've seen it from the heights of Gyantse Dzong.

Sight Information


Northwest end of Pelkor Lu, Gyantse, Tibet, 857500, China

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Sight Details:

  • Y60
  • Daily 9–7

Updated 12/22/2014


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