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Samye Monastery is the first monastery in Tibet featuring Buddhist, laws and monks…

Samye Monastery is the first monastery in Tibet featuring Buddhist, laws and monks, where the famous debate of the doctrines between ancient Indian Buddhism and inland Buddhism happened. The construction of Samye Monastery began in 762 AD and was completed in 779 AD. The monastery is modeled on the Odantapuri Temple in Bihar, India. After several dynasties' extension, it now covers a large scale of more than 4,900 square meters. The monastery was once ruined by Lang Darma (Lang Darma was an ancient Tibetan King who banned Buddhism and destroyed Buddhist temples). It has been damaged throughout repeated wars and remains the present scope, which should be well cherished…

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