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Drepung Monastery

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The DrepungMonastery lies at Chamdo Town, founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapa's disciples. The monastery usually keeps close relationship with past Chinese governments. It now still keeps a brass seal granted to its abbot by Emperor Kangxi. Well preserved, Chambaling has hundreds of statues of Buddhas and great adepters, thousands square meters of murals and magnificent Thangkas, which represent the highest artistic level in kham. The most famous feature of the monastery is its religious dancing, which is characterized with ferocious and living masks, elegant postures, gorgeous costumes and grant scenes.
The DrepungMonastery, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place in the ­­­ Chamdo Town.

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