New Palace of Panchen Lama summer residence of the 10th Panchen Lama

New Palace of Panchen Lama Shigatse Tibet
The New Palace of Panchen Lama was the residence of the second spiritual leader of Tibet, the Panchen Lama. Recently renovated, it now combines tradition and modernity. To access the private apartments of the former Panchen, visitors can appreciate impressive murals and travel through the three gates of the palace. Installed in a well-soothing green space, this place evokes serenity and relaxation.

Residence of the Panchen Lama

Known as the summer residence of the 10th Panchen Lama, the new palace of Panchen has been renovated and became the permanent residence of the Panchen Lama. Besides, located in a resplendent green space, it was conducive to meditation and comfort of the second spiritual leader of the country. Today, this complex really evokes serenity and relaxation.

Tradition and Modernity

In 1954, the palace was built in a modern way while respecting traditional rules. To access the main building where the former private quarters of the Panchen Lama is located, one must pass through three gates, each with different specificities. Besides, there are exceptional murals that share their finesse and freshness. Ferocious tigers, Chinese dragons, portraits of men, Buddhist representations are well represented.

Cultural Relics

The palace boasts many relics that are now exposed in its different rooms. The most well-known is a fresco named "Phakpa meeting Kublai Khan." We can even see the Lama Chogyal Phakpa rallying the short Kublai Khan to become his spiritual advisor. To some extent, these relics will definitely offers an insight into the history and philosophy at that time.

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