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Tsetang & Yarlung valleyTotal 6 Attractions
Yarlung valley is the valley where Tsedang city is located and the Yarlung valley is also known as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Tsedang is the third lardge town in Central Tibet, is 196km from Lhasa on the south bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. The town is in the heartland of historical Tibet, at the head of the Yarlung Valley and adjacent to the ancient capital of Nedong. Like Lhasa, the old Tibetan town is now hemmed in by a large urban Chinese administrative district. Tsedang is a good base for making day trips to Samye monastery, Yarlung and Chongye as well as sites further east along the Tsangpa.
Tsedang is also the central administrative city of the southern Tibet, and it is built on the eastern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. It nestles at the base of the Gongpo Ri, one of the four sacred mountains in Central Tibet, where Avalokiteshvara descended into the coutnry in the form of a red monkey and mated with a mountain demoness (herself an emanation of Tara) to produce the first six members of hte Tibetan tribes. "Tsedang" literally means "playground" the place where the children of the money and the demoness came down to play. Avalokiteshvara gave these Tibetans grains and instructed them how to cultivate them in the fertile valley. Symbolically, this legend tells of how under the compassionate influence of Avalokiteshvara the Tibetans became agriculturists and thus began the process of civilization. Avalokiteshvara to this day guides the Tibetan people through his continuing appearance in this world as the Dalai Lamas.
  • Samye monastery

    Samye monastery was the first Tibetan Buddhism monastery that constructed probably between 775 and 779 during the reign of King Trisong Detsen who was revered by Tibetans as an emanation of Manjushri.
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  • Yumbu Lhakang and Yarlung valle

    Establishment of the holy Yumbu Lhakhang initiated in 2 nd century at the time of first Tibetan King called Nyatri Tsenpo (Ohbayra another name for the king) who was enthroned in the year 126 B.C as Ti
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  • Traduk Monastery

    Traduk temple or monastery was initially established in 641 A.D by the greatest 33 rd king Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century the name derived from two of meanings which are Tra (literal meaning for
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  • Chimpuk meditation center

    Chimpuk (Chimunk old name in Tibetan) meditation cave is one of the most popular centers for practicing self-meditating center initially the place was meditated by the great Guru Rinpoche or Padmasamba
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  • Dorje Drak Monastery

    Dorje Drak was founded by the 1 st Rigdzin Godemchen Ngodrub Gyaltsen (1337-1409) and Dorje Drak is regarded as one of the most important monasteries in Nyingmapa along with Mindroling. Later in 1632 t
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  • The tombs of the kings

    The Yarlung valley contains many of Tibetan histories and legends tombs of the greatest kings of Yarlung Dynasty is also one of it where contains of almost 20 different tombs belong to those honorable
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