Samye Monastery, Tibet's first monastery. Wikipedia: The Samye Monastery or Samye Gompa is the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet, was most probably constructed between 775 and 779 CE under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen of Tibet who sought to revitalize Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The monastery is located in Dranang, Shannan Prefecture. It was supposedly modeled on the design of Odantapuri monastery in what is now Bihar, India. Erik Törner is a Tibet analyst from IM who last visited Tibet in January 2011. Photo and copyright: Erik Törner, IM Individuell Människohjälp www.manniskohjalp.se Contact IMs Erik Törner for permissions. Email erik.torner(at)manniskohjalp.se IM is a Swedish aid organization fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion. IM makes long-term commitments together with local partners, in promoting health, education and income generation. Our efforts are aimed at empowering people and each new project starts off on a small scale. IMs Photo Archive (IMs Bildarkiv) can always be found at www.flickr.com/IMsbildarkiv by INDIVIDUELL MÄNNISKOHJÄLP
Unreviewed Sites in Shangluo
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- Jiuyishan Shun Dynasty Tomb (永州九嶷山舜帝陵景区; Yǒng Zhōu Jiǔyíshān Shùn Dì Líng Jǐng Qū)
- Shangluo City gold Grand Canyon National Forest Park (商洛市金丝大峡谷国家森林公园; Shāng Luò Shì Jīn Sī Dà Xiá Gǔ Guó Jiā Sēn Lín Gōng Yuán)
Shangluo Tourist information
Shangluo is a prefecture level city within Shaanxi province in China.