Tsedang, the administrative center of Shannan Prefecture, is the birthplace of Tibetan culture. Historical relics and sites are scattered here and there in the area. Attractions in Tsetang are centered on old Tibetan culture such as temples and monastery. Samye Monastery and Yumbulagang Palace is the two most popular sights in Tsetang.
Samye Monastery, located 30 km west of Tsedang Town, on the opposite bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, was the first monastery built in Tibet. The monastery was founded in AD 775. The Buildings T..
Yumbulagang, about 11 km southwest of Tsetang, was built by the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo, in the 2nd century AD , and was the first palace in Tibet. It became Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng..