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Yumbu Lakhang

Yumbu Lakang, Shannan attraction, Tibet Yumbu Lakhang was built on a small hill. The whole structure is in a shape of a castle, soaring towards the pinnacle. Yumbu means doe in Tibetan, while Lakhang suggests the palace is on its hind legs. Therefore the real meaning of Yumbu Lakhang is the palace on a doe's hind legs. Generally speaking the word 'doe' gives you the impression of tenderness and sedateness. So you will think that Yumbu Lakhang will not be that steep and mighty. The truth, however, is quite to the contrary. In fact Yumbu Lakhang was the palace of the first Tibetan king. It is a three-storey construction with a history of more than 2,000 years. On the first floor there is a hall with statues of Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng. Yumbu Lakhang was originally a small palace, but it has become a large and famous monastery due to a series of renovations by lamas.

 Getting there:
The most common way to get to Yumbu Lakhang is to rent an auto-tricycle.

Admission Fee:
CNY 30

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