* The summer palace for the Panchen Lamas.
The New Palace of the Panchen Lama lies in south of the Tashilhupo Monastery. It is famed for being the residence of the Panchen and summer palace of the tenth Panchen Lama (1938-1989). In 1954, the government donated money to build this palace. The architecture comprises a mix of both traditional and modern architectural styles; the palace covered with green plants making it a natural and peaceful environment for Panchens.
There are three gates of the New Palace of Panchen. When passing these gates, you will see the palace interior, including the Panchen Lama's bedrooms, drawing rooms, sutra hall, Buddha hall and Buddhist Guardian Hall. There are a great number of precious cultural relics including spectacular frescos in this palace. Among them, the Phakpa Meeting Kublai Khan is the most famous, which depicts the Lama Chogyal Phakpa (1235-1280 AD) joining the court of Kublai Khan (1215-1294 AD) as an imperial spiritual teacher at the time.