If you wish to see Universe, come to Samye Monastery. The whole temple is build as an exact replica of Universe mentioned in the Sutras. In the center, the majestic Wuzi hall depicts Mt. Meru, which is considered to be the starting point of the world. Similar to the position of Sun and Moon in Universe, the sun and moon Chapel are constructed in north and south respectively. You will find four large halls and eight smaller one symbolizing the four large and eight small continents of the world. There is a circular wall all round the temple depicting the boundary of the World. This is just the outlay of the temple. Inside these halls you are bound to find many more amazing things. When you start your scintillating journey through the temple and come across the Wuzi hall, you'll come to know why this monastery is called the 'Three Styled Temple'. The hall is divided into three layers, all with different styles, the lowest in Tibetan style, middle one in Han style and the topmost in Indian style. On the middle layer of hall, Historical records of Tibet are inscribed on the walls which contains the religious history of Tibet. There are many captivating murals that are hanging on the wall that show the history of Samye monastery apart from the biography of the legendary master Padmasambhava. Also look at a pair of spectacular lion sculpture and the first bell made in the history of Tibet. Though it is tough to plan, but try to visit this monastery on January 5 or May 16, that too according to Tibetan calender, because on these days embroidery of Sakyamuni is put on display for pilgrims to pay their homage and you too can be one of them to receive the blessings.