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Statue of Songtsan Gambo

Statues in the Potala Palace: Statue of Songtsan Gambo. Buddhism has a history of some 2,000 years in China, exerting profound influence. After the 5th century, Buddhism began to spread to Tibet. However, it was formally introduced to Tibet during the reign of Songtsan Gambo from India and Han-inhabited areas. He married Princess Khir-btsun from Nepal and Princess Wencheng of the Tang court; each of them brought a Buddhist statue to Tibet. The Jokhang Monastery and the Ramoche Monastery were built in Lhasa(1978)

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