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A women facing the wall for prayers at the The Jokhang Temple it is one of Tibet's holiest shrines, originally built in 647 A.D. in celebration of the marriage of the Tang Princess Wencheng and the Tubo King Songtsen Gampo. In front of the gate is a stone Tablet of Unity from the Tang Dynasty; inscribed are both Chinese characters and Tibetan script. Nearby is the stump of the willow tree said to have been planted by Princess Wencheng herself; two younger willow trees now flank the stump of the first tree..