Tombs of Tibetan Kings - the Largest Emperor′s Tomb in Tibet
This is the place where the kings, ministers and the royal concubines from the 29th Tsanpo to the last were been buried. The grave which is located at Chong Gye, 30 Kilometre from Tsedang is also the only tumuli group in Tibet. From all the tombs, the most remarkable one is King Songtsan Gampo’s.
Situated on the Muchong Hill opposite to the Yarlung River, which shows that Tobu had focused on “fengshui” that centered on “with its back to the mountains and facing the waters”, The tombs erect on the plateau, with west wind blowing and sunset shining, and the Yarlung River flowing silently to the east, the tombs look grave. All these form a unique sight. The Tombs of the Tibetan Kings have become the state key protected historical site.
Address: southeast of Mt. Muri in Qungjie County.
Opening time: anytime
Admission fee: 60 RMB
- It costs you 100 Yuan to hire a Taxi which can hold four people for a round trip, but the drivers are not willing to go there. You may go by tractor for 5 Yuan. The Tombs of Tibetan Kings is about 90 kilometers southwest of Tsedang. After your visit you can go back to Tsedang to take a bus to Lhasa in the afternoon.(about 6 hours trip).
- You’d better include your visit of Trandruk Monastery and The Tombs of Tibetan Kings in your itinerary because it’s more economical.