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Samye Monastery
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City: xizang
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     The Samye Monastery is at the foot of MT.Haibusi, on the north bank of the Yaluzangbu River in Jialang county. Being the 1th monstery,belongs to the Nyingmapa and Sakyapa Sects, was built in 761.The 5th Tobu King Chisong Duosan sent envoys to Kashmir and India to invite famous lamars to teach Buddhism in Tibet. It is said that the monastery was destroyed by fire and was rebuilt three hundred years as the residence of the 6thDalai Lammar Finally it was completed by Rating Rimpoche.

Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'>Located in the Taktse County, founded in 1409 by Tsongkapa, the founder of the Gelugpa Sect, it is the earliest of the Three Great Monasteries of Tibet.

     Samye Monastery  isdeservedly the most  popular destination for travellers in the U region.Surrounded by barren mountains and dramatic sand dunes and approached via a beautiful river crossing the monastery has a magic about it that causes many travellers to stay longer than they had intended.

    As Tibet's first monastery and the place where Buddhism was established,the monastery is also of major historical and religious importance.No journey inU is  complete withhout a visit toSamye.


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