A three-hour drive from Gyantse, Shigatse is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery.
This former seat of the Panchen Lama is famed for its striking buildings, including the Maitreya Chapel — dominated by a 26-meter statue of the Future Buddha — and the Tomb of the Fourth Panchen Lama.
The town is renowned for its skilled carpet weavers and we also suggest a walk around the colorful fruit and vegetable markets.
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