A journey to Yumbu Lhakhang, the first palace of Tibet. It was built before the Potala Palace for Nyatri Tsenpo, the first king of Tibet, in the 2nd century at the top of the Tashi Ciri hill in Tsedang. Tsedang, 149 kilometers from Lhasa city, is the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
The first palace, the first farmland, the first Tibetan people…. the earliest everything in Tibet was discovered from this place. On the way to Yumbu Lakhang, I visited Lhamo La-tso, the almost smallest but the most sacred lake for Tibetans. We Tibetans believe that we can see our past life on the surface of this holy lake. Like a gorgeous pearl hidden in the valley, this lake is a place of pilgrimage for we Tibetans.