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Drepung Monastery(China--Lhasa)
Situated at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.

At first, there was only one small building, which served both as a place for giving and receiving teachings and as a residence. Gradually, more extensive newer buildings were added, including an assembly hall, tantric hall, representations of Buddha"s body, speech and mind, and monks’ quarters. Neupon Namka-zangpo donated all the materials for this at the request of Tsongkhapa.
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

For thirty-two years, the founder himself maintained the monastery as a great institution by giving extensive discourses on the Three Baskets with respect to sutra studies and on the four classes of tantra with respect to tantra studies. A great assembly of monks gathered who were interested in these excellent teachings and they divided themselves into seven groups, with each having its own teacher to give discourses. Thus, were established the seven great colleges of Gomang, Losel-ling, Deyang, Shagkor, Gyelwa or Tosamling, Dulwa, nd Ngagpa.
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

From time to time, Neupon Namka-zangpo made grand religious offerings and, when necessary, provided the monks with essentials such as clothing and tea. The teaching, practicing and studying there, as well as the monk population increased greatly, and thus it became one of the most famous great Gelug monasteries in the Lhasa area.

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