The Ganden Monastery is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet (the other two being Drepung and Sera). It lies at 4500 metres a.s.l. on the Wangbur Mountain, 47 km east of Lhasa. Being the furthest away from Lhasa of the three Gelupka monasteries, Ganden has a smaller monk population. However, it was the original monastery of the Geluk order, founded by Tsongkhapa himself, and traditionally considered to be the seat of Geluk administrative and political power. The monastery nowadays houses 400 monks.

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01 Panorama view
02 Panorama view
03 Main temple
04 Building with golden roof decorations
05 Wall fresco
06 Entrance to prayer hall
07 Wall hanging
08 Prayer hall
09 Buddhist monks
10 Building with golden roof decorations
11 Mountains and golden roof decoration
12 Mountains and golden roof decorations
13 Golden roof cylinder
14 Golden roof cylinders
15 Golden roof cylinders and panorama view
16 Golden roofs
17 Golden roof cylinder
18 Building with golden roof cylinders
19 Panorama view and mountains
20 Mountains and Ganden valley
21 Building
22 Building with golden roof decorations
23 Temple entrance
24 Stupa and temple
25 Front view with wall hangings
26 Panorama view
27 Main temple
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