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Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Sakya

Sakya Monastery

The immense, grey, thick-walled southern monastery is one of Tibet’s most impressive constructed sights, and one of the largest monasteries – home to about 200 monks. Established in 1268, it was designed defensively…
Tibetan in Sakya

Sakya Farmer's Taste Restaurant

Overlooking Sakya's main street, this Tibetan place is located upstairs and has a cosy atmosphere amid Tibetan decor. The waiters are friendly and will help explain the various Tibetan and Chinese dishes available. …
International in Sakya

Sakya Hotel Restaurant

This hotel restaurant is for those craving western food, such as omelettes, sizzlers and pizza. There are also Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian dishes. The food is OK but the large dining hall lacks a bit of charm.
Ruins in Sakya

Northern Monastery Ruins

Little is left of the original monastery complex that once sprawled across the hills north of the Trum-chu. The northern monastery predates the main southern monastery complex at Sakya (the oldest temple at the nort…