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16:43 Dec 15 2008

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Drepung Monastery resumes tourism
11:24, December 12, 2008  

Drepung Monastery of Lhasa, which was closed for tourists after the March 14 riots, has resumed to tourists with tickets priced at 50 yuan.

Main halls of Drepung Monastery were fully reopened free of charge for Buddhism believers, according to staff with Drepung Monastery.

As scheduled, the Buddha painting unfolding activity, one of core programs during the Shoton Festival, will be staged in the Drepung Monastery, in the morning of August 30.

Built in 1416, Drepung Monastery is one of the three main monasteries of Gelug sect (yellow sect) in Tibet. With a total coverage of some 200,000 sq.m., Drepung Monastery deserves one of the largest monasteries in the world.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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