Lubum Kangtsang


This small and little-visited college is one of several used as a monastic residence and monks welcome visitors.

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1. Jurche Mitsang

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This small and little-visited college was once home to students from Inner Mongolia and is worth a brief look.

2. Lamba Mitsang

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This small and little-visited college is worth brief exploration if you want to get off the beaten path.

3. Gomang College

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Gomang is the second-largest of Drepung’s colleges. The main hall has a whole row of images, including those of Jampa, Tsepame and the seventh Dalai Lama…

4. Deyang College

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The smallest of Drepung’s colleges, this one can safely be missed if you’ve had enough. The principal image in the main hall is Jampa. Upstairs are some…

5. Drepung Monastery

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Along with Sera and Ganden Monasteries, Drepung functioned as one of the three 'pillars of the Tibetan state', and it was purportedly the largest…

6. Loseling College

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Loseling is the largest of Drepung’s colleges, and studies here were devoted to logic. If you have time, pop into the small debating courtyard west of the…

7. Main Debating Courtyard


If you’re here in the afternoon, save some time to watch the monk debating (lots of shouting, hand slapping and gesticulation) between 2.30pm and 4pm in…