Zhagushi Valley & Temple of Princess Wencheng
Zhagushi in Tibetan means “open the door of the cliff”. It is 117 kilometers away from the Mangkam county town. The cliffs flanking the valley stand opposite each other.; the mountains are quite high, while the valley is rather deep; the cliff of the valley is about 600 meters in drop height and merely 100 meters in width. There are karst caves on the precipices of the valley, said to be the meditation centers of the eminent monks and the Living Buddhas. The Cave Temple of Princess Wencheng is just located on the foot of the cliff. There is a big rock in the temple. On the surface of it, there are naturally-formed statues of Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo and Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty. The statues are concave-convex and extremely lifelike. They are the workings of the nature and profuse in praise.
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