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    Gyantse Pelkor Chode Temple

      Pelkor Chode Monastery was initially built in Gyangtse,in the 15 century (about 1428), which took 10 years for completion. It is a classic Tibetan Buddhism temple with natural integration of pagoda and monastery. The monastery and the pagoda are an integral whole, which adds radiance to each other. It fully embodies the classic pattern of Tibetan monasteries dated back to the 13th to the middle and later period of the 15th century.century. Pelkor Chode monastery is the temple of 3 major coexisting sects: Sakya,Kadampa, and Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It now contains 16 Dratsang (monkdormitory). This gives it a special status and influence in the Tibetan Buddhism history. There is a world-famous Pelkor Pagoda in Pelkor monastery. Its formal name is “Bodhi Pagoda”. The pagoda is called “Pelkor Chode”.
      The Pelkor Chode was firstly established by Rabten Kunzang and the firstPanchen Lama, Khedrup Je., in 1418. The Pelkor Chode has a good reputation of"hundreds of thousands of buddha pagodas". The Palcho Temple is extraordinarily charming because of this pagoda. The Palcho Pogoda is not an-ordinary pagoda. It has about hundreds of chapels overlapping each other. The pagoda, with 9 levels, is over 32 meters high. There are 77 Buddha halls, 108 doors, shrines and scripture halls, etc. It is a unique treasure in the history of Tibetan architecture. There are more than 100,000 Buddha figures painted in the palace hall, so it is called Hundreds of Thousands of Buddha Pagodas.


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