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Changzung Monastery

Changzung Monastery
Standing by the highway on the east bank of the Yalong River in Nedong County, Shannan Prefecture, this monastery was built in the seventh century and has been

repaired in various historical periods. A legend says that after the establishment of its capital in Lhasa the Songtasan Gompo and Princess Wen Cheng came to stay

here. It is believed that the willow trees around the monastery was who planted by the princess. The monastery contains a precious Thangkas painting of a Buddha inlaid

with pearls and gems.

(Tourists can take the mini-bus in Zetang Town to the monastery for two yuan each or a motor tricycle for 15 yuan or less. The admission for the monastery is 15 yuan.)