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    I was born and grew up in Lhasa. For last six years experiences of been a tour guide, I came to realised that education counts, especially being a Tibetan……

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    Nyima was born in a nomadic family in eastern part of Tibet. Nyima has been a tour guide for more than 8 years and he had travelled every corner in……

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    HSonam was born in a small village in Lunchup County which is near by Lhasa. He studied 5 years in Tong Khar Language School in Lhasa, and got average 70 percent……

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    Pasang was born in Lhasa, and she is reliable, highly motivated person with a light-hearted manner. She studied English in a language school in mainland for four years and got English guide license several years ago……

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    Drak Yerpa

      Drak Yerpa firmly embedded itself in the cliff. It is said that the meditation temple was built by the Tibetan Princess—Mangsa Chijiang.

      In 8th century, Trisong Detsen began to promote Buddhism. He invited Padma Sambhava from India to propagandize Budda Dharma. The“108 great masters” practicing cave was built when Pama Sambhava was preaching Buddhism in Drak Yerpa temple. In 1647, the 5th Dalai Lama set up a four-storey Gelug Monastary in Drak Yerpa, and along with it are the supporting hall,Dharmapalas hall and Dalai Lama Chamber and so on. They are used to accommodate monks and worship statues such as Attisha, Brom-ston, Tsongkhapa. DragYerpa Temple established Tantra College of Gelug Sector in the 18th century.

      Drag Yerpa Temple is a Nyingma Sect temple, which is one of the four major holy meditation places in Tibet. It was first constructed inthe 7th century and has a history of 1500 years. It is one of the shrines for practicing Buddhism that the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo has built for hisbeloved Nepal princess (his wife), and later after several times’ expansion, it has become Drag Yerpa which is embedded tightly into the cliff wall today. DragYerpa is surrounded by natural aura. All over the mountain forceful coniferaeare lush in viridity, while springs and streams flow babblingly. In the spring and summer of the year, flowers blossom while all kinds of birds sing together.Drag Yerpa hides amid cliffs, making a very beautiful sight.

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