Monks inside the Tashilumpo Monastery, located in Shigatse, Tibet. Tashilumpu monastery is one of the six major monasteries in Tibet. Tashilumpu stood at the foot of the hill of Tara. He was found by the first lama Dailai in 1447 and expanded by the fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. The monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters including the main structures of the Chapel of Maitreya, the box of the Panchen Lama and Kelsang Temple. Tashilumpu is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. Standing at the entrance to the monastery, you can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls.