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Tradruk Temple

Tradruk Temple is one of the earliest Buddhist Temples in Tibetan history. Built in 641 A.D, it is said that King Songtsan Gampo established the temple to suppress the ogress in order to prosper his kingdom, and later it became the winter palace of the King and Princess Wencheng in Tsedang.


The temple was composed by three parts namely the main hall, the turning of prayer wheel encircling the porch and the porch courtyard. The main construction is Cuo Qin main hall. There is a consecrated Sanshi Buddha picture in the palace. The dissimilarity with other temples is that the Buddha image is made entirely from copper casting and has very special characteristic.


The must for your visit to this temple is the precious pearl made Tangka (a kind of embroidery made of 29026 pieces of pearls,1 diamond,1 ruby,1 sapphire,15 grams of gold). It is a miracle since it has been passed down generations to generations without being damaged or lost during chaos of political struggles and wars.


Location: on the southern side Mt. Gangpo Ri, on the east bank of the Yarlung River, about 2 kilometers south of Tradrug town

Ticket: CNY 40

Opening hours: 9:00-16:00

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