Yarlung Tsangpo River Tibet 2016
Lynne and David by the waters of the Yarlung Tsangpo Tibet 2016
Sand dunes approaching Samye Monastery Yarlung Tsangpo Valley Tibet 2016
Samye Monastery Tibet 2016
Yumbulagang fortress and monastery in the Yarlung Valley Tibet 2016
Legend and myth suggest that King Nyentri Tsenpo descended from the heavens and was received as a king by the people of the Yarlung Valley. More than 400 Buddhist holy texts, known collectively as the'Awesome Secret', are said to have also fallen from the heavens at Yumbulagang in the 5th century. We saw a painting inside Yumbulagang, now a monastery, depicting the magical arrival of the texts.
Lizard basking in the sun on a wall at Yambulagang Tibet 2016
Barley field in the Yarlung Valley known as 'Zortang' and reputed to be Tibet's first cultivated field
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I will finish this blog with a photograph of the 'wind-horse' prayer flags festooned on the rocky ridge above Yumbulagang.
*** There are more photos of Samye and the Yarlung Valley in a gallery in 'Photographs' in 'Beyond the Sacred Mountains'.