Princess Wencheng Temple in Yushu City
Princess Wencheng Temple (Nampar Nangzed Lhakhang), or Nampar Nangzed Chok-hangis situated in Bainagou, the south of Jieshi Township, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, where Princess Wencheng stayed the longest when she was married to Songtsen Gampo in 641 AD.
The temple was said to be constructed in theTang Dynasty with a history of 1,300 years.
After Princess Wencheng left for Lhasa, Tibetan people there built statues based on her portraitsto remember her. Later, this temple was built. The temple signifies the friendship of Tibetan and Han people.
At an altitude of 3,700m, the temple is the grandest and the most precious historical cultural relic of Princess Wencheng’s journey to Lhasa. Now it is a provincial as well as national cultural relic protection unit.