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Gyilung Destination Guide

Delve into Gyilung in China!

Gyilung in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region is a place located in China - some 1,578 mi (or 2,539 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital.

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Local time in Gyilung is now 11:57 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Paro, Itanagar, Shigatse, Qiangqinxue or Langtang. While being here, you might want to check out Jangraxar, Chubgya, Gyilung, Gyarong and Yungtang as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Tibetan Prayer Flags

02:20 min ( August 09, 2008 by metaphysicalminutes)
Views: 2,170 - Rating: 5/5

Significance and meaning of the colorful Tibetan Prayer Flags. Segment taken from, Episode #32: "Yak Butter Blues: Tibet Special Feature"

Tsurphu Walking with the Buddha

08:09 min ( April 01, 2010 by TempleArtStudios)
Views: 319 - Rating: 5/5

Tsurphu Monastery, Tibet, home of all the Gyalwa Karmapas since 1187. Sagadawa ( forth lunar month ), celebrating Buddha's birth and enlightenment. The Buddha, Bodhisattva Maitreya, and attendants cur...

Mountain paintings

01:14 min ( April 05, 2008 by eskoeerola)
Views: 199 - Rating: 4.66667/5

Mountain paintings by Yang Liji, who lives in Lijiang Yunnan

CHINA - Asia - Tibet - Ganden Namgyal Li...

05:11 min ( January 03, 2013 by adjofilm)
Views: 25 - Rating: 0/5

Approximately 2 minutes of pictures of the route from Drigungtil to the Ganden Monastry and 3 minutes pictures of the Ganden Monastry or Ganden Namgyal Ling, Tibet (just north of Lhasa). The Ganden Mo...

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Interesting facts about this location


The Jokhang,, also called the Qokang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery or Zuglagkang, is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design. It was founded during the reign of king Songsten Gampo.

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Located at 29.8, 91.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Lhasa, World Heritage Sites in Tibet

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

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Located at 29.8, 91.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist buildings in Tibet, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Dzongs of Tibet, Forts in Tibet, Houses completed in 1694, Lhasa, Palaces in Tibet, Royal residences in Tibet, World Heritage Sites in Tibet

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery is a Tibetan buddhist monastery closely associated with all the Dalai Lamas since the third. Namgyal Monastery is the personal monastery of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Its primary role is to assist with rituals involving the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Its main tantric practices reportedly include those of Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Chakrasamvara, Guhyasamaja, and Vajrakilaya.

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Located at 29.8, 91.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:1575 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Gelug monasteries, Religious organizations established in the 1570s, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries


Lhasa is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.

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Located at 29.8, 91.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Capitals of former nations, Holy cities, Lhasa, Lhasa Prefecture, Populated places in Tibet, Prefectures of Tibet


Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre.

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Located at 29.8, 91.3 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Lhasa, Palaces in Tibet, Parks in China, Tibetan Buddhist places, Visitor attractions in Tibet, World Heritage Sites in China, World Heritage Sites in Tibet