A Buddhist monk inside the Tashilumpo Monastery, located in Shigatse, Tibet. Tashilumpo Monastery is the main attraction of Shigatse. You can see a great distance the golden reflections of their roofs. Here is the impressive giant statue of Buddha, the world's largest with 26.2 m. high, 11.5 wide and numerous inlaid jewelry. The Sakya Monastery is known as the "Tibetan Dunhuang" by Mongolian style statues, porcelain, fresh, thangka (representations of the Buddha) and writes. The monastery became famous in the thirteenth century, when Kublai Khan gave him gifts, privileges and control over all Tibet. Here was conceived a Buddhist sect called Sakyapa.