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Sakya Monastery 

    The Sakya Monastery is divided into two parts - the south and the North. The construction of the monastery was started in 1073 by Kung Gung Quijiepuo with the order from basba. It is of typical Yuan Dynasty style resembling castles. There are a lot of historical articles in the monastery, among them are found a lot of the imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns, costumes bestowed by the Yuan Dynasty emperors. There are also a lot of statues of Buddha, ritual articles and articles of lections of handwritten scriptures in gold powder or cinnabar. It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calliography and history. So the Sakya Monastery enjoys the title " the Second Dunhuang Cave".















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