Tsetang

The history city of Tsetang is renowned as the cradle of Tibetan civilization and a former seat of Tibetan ancient emperors, flanked by the Mount Gongbori and a plethora of ancient ruins to explore.

Tsetang

One of the famous structures within vicinity of Tsetang is the Yumbu Lakhang Palace, built as the first palace in Tibetan history under King Nyatri Tsenpo, who was believed to descend from the sky and ruled the kingdom circa 127 BC. The year of his enthronement is now celebrated as Losar, the Tibetan New Year.

Between Tsetang and Lhasa lies Samye Monastery, the very first Tibetan monastery. It was built during the reign of King Trison Detsen whom revitalized Buddhism. Samye Monastery is also known to be the first monastery to be completed with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,

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