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Palkor Monastery

Located at the western end of the Changge Range in Gyangze County, it was built in 1414. Its 17 Dratsang (colleges) belong to three sects of Sagya, Kadam and Gelug and gather all religious sects, a salient feature of the monastery.

Its main building is the Hall of Coqen. By the monastery stands the resplendent Palkor Pagoda. This nine story pagoda is 32.5 meters high and has 108 doors. Its 77 Buddhist halls house some 100,000 statues of Buddhas. So the pagoda is also famous as the "100,000Buddha Pagoda."

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