Stupas Tashilumpo Monastery, located in Shigatse, Tibet. Today, Tashilumpo Monastery is located at 3,800 meters above sea level and offers tourists different rooms, temples, galleries, patio, and chapels. A distinctive feature of the monastery is the temple of Maitreya. It is the western ubicadoen tallest building in the monastery. The Ninth Panchen Lama ordered its construction to accommodate the 86 foot statue of Maitreya Buddha containing 614 pounds of gold, 330,000 pounds of copper. Its wooden frame is made of brass courtesy of Tibetans and artisans of Nepal.