Yongbulakang Palace

Yongbulakang Palace

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It is the first palace in Tibet history

* History: more than 2000 years

* Distance from downtown: about 190 km from Lhasa.

*Entrance fee:RMB 60P/P      

*Opening time:09:00~18:00

* Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

* Address:  Nedong, Lhoka ,Tibet

* Transportation:by bus

* Best visiting time: June -August

Yongbulakang Palace,is in the Yarlung Valley in the vicinity of Tsetang, Nêdong County, the seat of Lhoka Prefecture. Yongbu means “doe”, la means  back leg,kang means Palace in Tibetan.So, Yongbulakang Palace is also as known as  the palace on the mother deers leg. It has a history more than 2000 years. It is the first palace in Tibet history,and is still one of the earliest building in Tibet.

According to Bon traditions, Yongbulakang was erected in the second century BCE for the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo, who descended from the sky.As a result, Yongbulakang had become all past tubo’s dynasties kings palace, until the 33rd king Songtsän Gampo who unified plateau, moved the capital to Lhasa,Yongbulakang became the sunmmer palace for Songtsän Gampo and princess wencheng.Thousand years later, during the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama (1617-82), the palace was turned into a monastery for the Gelug school.

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Yongbulakang building can be divided into three parts:

1.Diaolou architecture.Located in the east side of the building in the middle of that legend on the earliest building was built by Nyatri Tsenpo.

2.Palace hall.Acorrding to legend,It was built by Songtsän Gampo,the original three layers, repair for now two layer.

3.The monk house and the affiliated architecture.

Tibet after liberation, the party and the government attaches great importance to the protection of cultural relics, determine yungbulakang palace in 1962 for the autonomous region level cultural relics protection unit, and funding for repair.In the ten years of catastrophe, yungbulakang palace have been demolished, all statues, murals, building wooden parts are destroyed at all , other cultural relics were lost.In 1982,the cultural relics management committee of Lhoka organize to repair yungbulakang palace,lasted more than two years, is now basically restored to their original state

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