Yumbu Lakang is the oldest palace in Tibet. It was built by Nyatri Tsanpo, the first Tibetan king, in the 2nd century B.C. It was also the burial ground for kings of the Tubo Kingdom between the seventh and ninth centuries. The palace plays an important role in the origin of Tibetan history and culture.
Yumbu Lakang Palace sits atop a small hill east of the Yarlong River and faces west. Therefore from the palace you will also enjoy a bird's eye view of the beautiful Yarlung Valley.
In Tibetan "Yumbu" means female deer, and "Lakang" means holy palace. Taken together "Yumbu Lakang" means "the palace built on a doe's leg". It is named this because the hill the palace is built on resembles a deer leg.
|Yumbu Lakang has many historical Tibetan legends.|
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