Galden Jampaling Monastery

In the year 1373, the famous monk, Tsongkhapa, visited Chamdo. He suggested a monastery should be constructed at that locatioin. The Galden Jampaling Monastery was build between 1436 and 1444 by one of Tsongkhapa's disciples. At one point, the monastery housed over 2,500 monks. The site was largely destroyed in 1912 and one building used as a prison. It was rebuilt in 1917 and today houses some 800 monks.

Map showing location of Galden Jampaling Monastery

Above: Location of Galden Jampaling Monastery in Chamdo, Tibet, China