Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery is a prominent Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in Tibet. It is considered one of the Great Three Gelugpa Monasteries, along with Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Founded in 1409, Ganden Monastery holds great historical and religious significance in Tibetan Buddhism. It served as the original seat of the Gelugpa sect and was the residence of the first Dalai Lama. The monastery is renowned for its stunning architecture, vibrant religious rituals, and the annual Monlam Chenmo festival. It also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, making it a popular pilgrimage and tourist destination in Tibet.