Drepung Monastery

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Founded in the early 15th century, Drepung Monastery is one of the foremost schools of Gelug Buddhism.

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The school was closed by the Chinese government in 2008, after protests by monks turned violent. Five years later the school was reopened.

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The monastery was the chief residence of the Dalai Lamas until the completion of Potala Palace by the 5th Dalai Lama.