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Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery is situated 160 km to the west of Xigaze City. It’s divided into the north and the south temples. The north temple was built in 1079, and it is desert now. The south temple was built in 1268, and keeps massive historical relics. There are very precious painted murals reflecting the historical events. The vast collection of books in Sakya Monastery is amazing, including not only Kanjur, Tanjur, and Pattra-leaf Sutra written by golden and cinnabar ink, but also ten thousands volumes of book reservation on astronomy, geography, history, medicine, literature, etc.