Sunday, August 2, 2009

UPDATE - Princess Wencheng's Stopovers In Qinghai

The Temple Of Princess Wencheng

The Temple of Princess Wencheng is also called the Temple of Sakyamuni. It is located in Beina Valley, 20km away from Jiegu Township (the capital of Yushu prefecture). The main statue in the temple is the Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha and it is considered as sacred and venerable as the Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha statue in Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. The historically famous cultural relics date back 1300 years. It was said that when Princess Wencheng entered Tibet in 641AD, she rested here for a month and ordered her attendants to carve nine Buddha figures in the cliff. It is one of the major cultural heritages sites in Qinghai province and the rock carvings are the oldest in the province. In 710AD, upon the second marriage between members of the Tang Dynasty and Tibetan royal families, Princess Jincheng ordered her attendants to build a temple to house the nine Buddha figures. The temple was listed as one of the cultural heritage sites under provincial protection in 1957.
Watch this video clip carefully. With the wind blowing, the effect is as though Princess Wencheng is actually riding a horse. - Road leading to the Temple Of Princess Wencheng filled with lungthars fluttering in the wind
Princess Wencheng's stopover in Xining region

Princess Wencheng's Stopover in Yushu

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