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Ten-Thousand Buddha Stupa

The Pelkor Chode Stupa (Ten-thousand Buddha Stupa) in the Palchoi Monastery is well-known in Tibet. Built in 1436, the "Ten-thousand Buddha Stupa" is also called "Auspicious Multi-Door Stupa", or White Stupa for short. The 14-storeyed stupa with a total height of 42.2 meters is comprised of the base, paunch, vase of treasure, umbrella and banner, narrower towards the top. Covering 2,200 square meters, the stupa has 108 doors and 76 shrine halls with over 100,000 statues of Buddha. The stupa is a well-preserved combination of architecture, sculpture and painting art, featuring a unique style and is a major monument in the art history of Tibet. Exclusive in China, it is a cultural relics unit under key protection in the Tibet Autonomous Region (1957)

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