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Yellow Hat Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Yellow Hat sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

  • Drepung Monastery
    Lhasa, Tibet
    Founded in 1416, this monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet's largest and most influential, with over 10,000 monks. It remains active today.
  • Jokhang Temple
    Lhasa, Tibet
    This historic temple in Lhasa is the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. It houses a venerated Buddha statue and has been a major pilgrimage destination for centuries.
  • Potala Palace
    Lhasa, Tibet
    This castle-monastery was long the primary residence of the Dalai Lama, who now lives in exile in India. Today it is a state museum and World Heritage Site.