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Yumbulagang Monastery, China

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
Many admirers of Buddhism visit Tibet year by year, as it is famous for its unique religious and architectural monuments. Here is the ancient Yumbulagang monastery. Its name literally translates as the Holy Palace of Mother and Son. This monastery was built over 2 000 years ago on the banks of the Yarlung River. That’s a magnificent four-tiered structure, the last tier of which is the main temple.

Yumbulagang Monastery, China Even these days, the Yumbulagang monastery is home to several monks. Visitors will have an opportunity to see incredibly beautiful ancient frescoes, which show motifs from the early history of Tibet. During the Cultural Revolution, the monastery has been badly damaged, but it was completely restored in 1983. The building on top of a hill is surrounded by marvelous mountain scenery. You can only get there by foot following a winding paved road.

Thrust travelers will be rewarded for their patience. They will be able to see magnificent ancient statues, Buddhist shrines, and amazing sacred attributes. It isn’t difficult to get to the ancient monastery, as it’s in the immediate vicinity of Tsethang town. After getting acquainted with holy things of the monastery, it’s worth to enjoy panoramic views of the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo from tall lookouts. Foot of the hill are surrounded with sown fields of local farmers. Together with the natural beauty of the region, they form an amazing landscape. Next - Longmen Grottoes Temple

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Supermarket: 'Chuangwei Store' in 5.87 km
Parking: 'Parking Lot' in 0.23 km
Apotheek: 'Tibet Jinzhu Yalong Pharmaceutical Industry' in 8 km
Police station: 'Layu Police Station' in 7 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Baixue Homemade Steamed Bread Shop' in 0.07 km
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Tibet Villa

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Tashi Choeta Hotel

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New Century Hotel Lhasa Grand Wing

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Jardin Secret Hotel

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