Ani Tsankhung Nunnery

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Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
Ani Tshamkhung Female Monastery Lhasa Tibet Luca Galuzzi 2006.jpg
A young Buddhist nun
Ani Tsankhung Nunnery is located in Tibet
Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
Location within Tibet
Coordinates: 29°41′2″N 91°10′51″E / 29.68389°N 91.18083°E / 29.68389; 91.18083
Monastery information
Location Lhasa Prefecture, Tibet, China
Founded by Songsten Gampo
Founded 7th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Ani Tsankhung Monastery is a gompa or monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was built in the 7th century by Songtsän Gampo, who used its meditation chamber. It is a tourist destination in Lhasa. The monastery is a yellow building which lies on the street parallel and north of Chingdol Dong Lu in Lhasa.

Since the 12th century the monastery has been used chiefly by Buddhist nuns.

The gompa's main hall contains an image of Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva of Compassion. The meditation chamber lies behind it.