Makye Ame: a famous Tibetan restaurant in Lhasa
Makye Ame is located in the southeast corner of Barkor, a famous commercial street in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. As one of the most famous restaurants in Lhasa, Makye Ame endowed with profound culture significance and commercial value is a must-visit place in Lhasa for tourists.
Makye Ame, a yellow building, used to the residential place for the sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso three hundred years ago. The term Makye Ame comes from his poem, meaning "holy mother", "pure lady" or 'beautiful ancient dream" in Tibetan language.
Makye Ame has witnessed a romantic legend of the sixth Dalai Lama. One day Tsangyang Gyatso was having a rest there when a pretty young girl unveiled the door curtain, looking inside. Her moon-like face shone the tavern, as well as Tsangyang Gyatso’s heart.
It is a good place to relax after a tiring trip. Another thing you can entertain yourself in Makye Ame is reading the customers’ messages and leaving you own. Years later, if possible, you could come back here and recall the memories of your last trip, or you could buy a published version if you want.
From: China Tibet Online
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