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Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
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Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
Location within Tibet
Coordinates: 29°41′2″N 91°10′51″E / 29.68389°N 91.18083°E / 29.68389; 91.18083
Monastery information
Location: Lhasa Prefecture, Tibet, China
Founded by: Songsten Gampo
Founded: 7th century
Type: Tibetan Buddhist

Ani Tsankhung Monastery is a Buddhist nunnery in Lhasa, the administrative centre of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo who used its meditation chamber.

The monastery is a yellow building which lies on the street parallel and north of Chingdol Dong Lu in Lhasa.

Since the 12th century the monastery has been used chiefly by Buddhist nuns.

The nunnery's main hall contains a beautiful image of Chenrezi, the multi-armed bodhisattva of Compassion. The sacred meditation chamber lies behind it.

An air of quiet serenity pervades the ancient place with its flower bushes and spotless compound and is one of the quieter tourist locations in the Tibetan capital.

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