Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas
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Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

Update: Jan. 18th, 2013

Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

Brief Introduction of Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

The Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas, located at south of Tashilhunpo Monastery, was the summer palace built by the tenth Panchen Lama in 1954. It is also named Deqing Gesangpozang, The architectures of the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas are very beautiful and imposing, and the environment is very quiet and pleasant. It is a good place to spend the summer. There are various historical and art competitive products collected in Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas. The most famous and best one in Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is the fresco of Meeting of Ba Siba and Kublai.

There are three gates in Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas. The eave of the first gate is propped up by four large red pillars, and the two doors of the first gate are carved with fierce and insubordinate beasts, flying dragons and various patterns of flowers. In addition, there are colorful frescos of floating clouds, fierce tigers, flying dragons, figures and Buddhism stories. The techniques of drawing are very delicate, and the images are vivid. After entering the first gate, you will see a deep and quiet path which is paved by red powdered stones and parquet with white stones and pieces of jade. The second gate of Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is an ante courtyard. You will come to the third gate after coming into the courtyard. Then, you can enjoy the grand and dignified, beautiful and imposing palace.

Tips of Visiting Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

Transportation

In your Tibet tour, you can visit the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas after enjoying the Tashihunpo Monastery. It only costs about twenty minutes to walk to the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas from Tashihunpo Monastery. Of course, you also can take pedicab to the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas from Tashihunpo Monastery. The cost of pedicab is about 3 RMB.

Sightseeing

The entrance ticket of the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is 30 CNY per person. The Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas will open at 9 o'clock in the morning and close at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. In general, it will cost about 2 hour to enjoy the grand Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas. Consequently, you are kindly suggested to reasonably arrange your time when you have Tibet tour.

Accommodation

When you visit the Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas in your Tibet tour, you are suggested to spend night at the Shigatse Hotel. The Shigatse Hotel is located on Renming Road. It is a well-equipped four-floor Chinese style hotel. It is equipped with a variety of guest rooms, including single room, standard room and suite. All guest rooms are equipped with separate bathroom. In general, the Shigatse Hotel will supply hot water from 21:00 to 22:30.

Dining

The restaurants in Shigatse almost gather on Jiefang North Road and Mt. Everest Road. They mainly provide Sichuan dishes and Tibetan dishes. If you want to taste other things, you are suggested to go to the night fair near the Bus Station. There, you can find hot pot, grilled foods, stir-fries, etc.

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