Palcho Monastery, also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery, is the main monastery in Gyantse County, Tibet.
It is one of the must-see attractions on many of our Tibet culture tours. The monastery hosts three different sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Kadampa, Gelugpa and Sakyapa) all at once. In Tibetan language, Palcho means luck and happiness. Therefore, it is also a symbol of auspice for local Tibetans.
After we enter the monastery, we walk clockwise and start to explore the monastery’s various architectural structures. The major highlights in the monastery is the Bodhi Pagoda, which is 23 meters high and has 108 gates, 76 chapels and shrines. Because there are ten thousand figures of Buddha in all the shrines and chapels, it also bears the name “Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda”. It is a marvelous sight and lovers and enthusiasts of Tibetan Buddhism should not miss it.
Palcho Monastery is also home to the best Tibetan paintings still in existence. For more detailed information on Palcho Monastery or any other Tibet travel related information, please do not hesitate to contact us at local Tibet travel agency.