Yumbu Lakang
Yumbu Lakang
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Yumbu Lakang was built for the first Tibetan King, Nyatri Tsanpo, in the 2nd Century BC and became the Tibetan Kings’ palace since then. It then became the summer palace for Princess Wenchen and Songtsen Gampo, that was during the reign of Songtsen Gampo himself. The palace became a Gelugpa monastery during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama after Songtsen Gampo moved to the capital Lhasa in the 7th Century. The name“Yumbu” means female dear named after the shape of the Jormo Zhaxi Ceri Mountain which looks like a female dear. “lagang” meaning Sacred palace . Hence the name of Yumbulagang” the sacred palace of mother and son” in Tibetan dialect.
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taitaimimi
Beijing, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
The palace and temple is perched on a hill on top of a valley with beautiful views. The palace is according legends the first building in Tibet. The great experience is to go up to the Palace on a horse back. If you are in the area it’s worth a visit.
Written 9 May 2021
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tibetanstravel
Lhasa, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
the yumbulhkang is located at the southeast of the Tsedang twon ,which is called Tibet first palace until now there 2100years history in Tibet ,the palace was buid top of the hill
Written 23 September 2018
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Keira Mason
Wellesley, MA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
A half hour uphill climb with nice view from top. Sadly, under renovation and notable to go inside. The structure is picturesque and impressive from ground level. About 1 min drive Tsedang. Would look forward to returning when reopens for interior visits
Written 6 August 2018
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Wendy M
Sevenoaks
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Just to warn people that when we went here in April 2018 it was closed for repairs and the workmen had declared the whole hill off limits "in case something fell on you" so we couldn't even climb up for the view!

Namseling manor house on the way back to Lhasa is also closed and looks as if it has been - and will be - for some time.
Written 27 May 2018
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galinamf
New York City, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Yumbulakang was first built as a castle, so it doesnt look like the typical monastery. Beautiful surroundings, great views on the valley and mountains.
Written 11 November 2017
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Siriwatthana C
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
At the present time, this place is the temple. You can climb up the stairs or take a horse ride. The view at the top is worthwhile.
Written 23 May 2017
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This building was the first Tibetan palace, built just after the Tibetans were created out of monkeys. When the government moved to Lhasa it became and still is a monastery. It sits high on a hill. If you don't want to climb, locals provide horses for a small fee.

The interior is filled with relics from Buddhism and Tibetan history. No photos are allowed inside but our guide gave us the histories as she described each item. The sounds of monks chanting accompanied our tour. You can circle the building at its base.

The view of the valley is spectacular. We highly recommend the stop here. But one needs a good guide to understand its history and significance.
Written 15 April 2017
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Margot P
Korora, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Others have documented the historical importance of first Tibetan palace and temple.
It is a slow steady climb (30 minutes?), or horse ride up most of the way is an option. Climbing up to temples is why we are in Tibet? Carry some water and a hat.
It is a very small temple inside, and as usual no photos inside. The views are great overlooking the valleys, lots of photos!.
Written 3 December 2016
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thanni999
Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This was built as the first palace/ fortress by the first Tibetian King Nitri Tsampo, and the architecture reflected the original purpose. However, the King moved the capital and his palace elsewhere. The climb can be a little tough if not well acclimatised. The option of taking a horse ride up and down is possible at and added price. There are many horse riding company offering their services at the foot of the hill. The view of the Tsedang town from the top of the hill is worth the effort of climbing up.
Written 25 September 2016
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Chimi2014
Thimphu, Bhutan
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
It is located on the Lock hill, it is worth visiting the temple. Though it was used as a palace of the first king of Tibet. Currently used as a temple and well preserved. Main relics are well preserved. Visitors can use horse ride to climb to the temple or take a short hike of 10mins from the parking.
Written 26 August 2016
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