Sakya Monastery Pictures

Prayer wheels of Sakya Monastery forms a long corridor.

Situated in a hillside of Sakya County some 130 kilometers southwest of Shigatse, Sakya Monastery was began to be built in 1073 by a descendant of a noble family in the Tubo Period. This is the first monastery of Sakya Sect, being the center of sutras and books in Tibet. It houses more than 28,000 volumes of sermons, ranking the first among temples across the country. Attraction Intro: Sakya Monastery
  • Prayer wheels of Sakya Monastery forms a long corridor.
  • No one knows how many hands have touched this Mani stone.
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Questions & Answers on Sakya Monastery Pictures
Asked by Mr.Tong from MALAYSIA | Jan. 04, 2010 08:33Reply
I'll be backpacking to Sichuan and possible Tibet too, this September.Is it possible to apply for a
individual travel permit before going there?, or must I join a tour group to get go there.

Reply is much appreciated!....TQ
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Answered by Mr.Edward | Jan. 06, 2010 21:46

You must join a tour group and get a travel permit from an qualified visa agency.
Asked by Mr.Saruj from THAILAND | Sep. 06, 2009 03:07Reply
Hi ! Me and my girlfriend planned to go Lhasa and travel around Tibet on 25 December 09 - 5 Jan 10. We'll go to Lhasa by train may be Chengdu, Beijing, Xi'an or Guangzhou. We still don't have an information about the permit. How can we have it and how much does it cost? Where can I have a train ticket to get to reach that place ?

Thank you very much

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Answered by Mr.tina from CN | Sep. 07, 2009 04:50

Individual permit is quite difficult to get. You may need to follow a tour orginized by chinese travel agency.
Answered by Ms.ANGELKOK from CHINA | Sep. 19, 2009 04:08

You may get the travel agancies to arrange the permit and train ticket for you.
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