Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas, Shigatse

Chinese Name:班禅新宫
English Name: Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas
Location: Located in Shigatse Prefecture(日喀则市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: 30 RMB
Opening Hours: 9:00~18:00

About Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

The Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is situated far below Tashilhunpo Monastery, about 1km south of Tashilhunpo Monastery.

History and Development of Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

In 1844, the seventh Panchen Lama, Tenpei Nyima, built the palace. The time of wring is the best time for you to walk around the gardens. Many staircase seemed open to visitors, and you can enter many rooms to see the local artists working. You can also go to the 1st floor to look for the 10th Panchen Lama’s sitting rooms, and the 2nd floor to see his audience chamber.

Main Attraction- Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

You can follow the road till the end and turn right into the compound. After your visit in Shigatse, you may pay a visit there if you have extra time. It is a walled palace complex on the south end of the town. The renovation of the palace is quite effective, especially in the gardens.

The restoration or reworking of wall murals is quite successful, though the new paintings are not comparable to the old works. Still, those works are quite lovely. Covering every surface of the rooms, their colors are vibrant, and their images are fantastic. And in the whole, the form is rather awesome.

Attraction Transportation

Shigatse Heping Airport is located in Jiangdang Township, Shigatse Region, about 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) to downtown area. There is only one direct flight from Shigatse Heping Airport that is the flight between Shigatse and Chengdu, so tourists from other place could choose to transfer to Chengdu to take flight to Shigatse or take flight to Lhasa Gonggar Airport first and then take bus from Lhasa to Shigatse or take regular bus from the Lhasa Gonggar airport directly to Shigatse. The distance from Gonggar Airport o Shigatse is about 400km, taking about 4 hrs.

Attraction Travel Tips

1. Traveling Hours: 1~2 hours
2. Traveling Seasons: All year
 3.  High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4. Pay attention to respect the local customers.