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Samye Monastery - There are four stupas of different styles, colored in red, white, black and green at<br />
Samye  was the first gompa (Buddhist monastery) built in Tibet. It was probably first constructed between 775-9 under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen of Tibet who sought to revitalise Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century.  <br />
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With the basic terms of Buddhism – Buddha, scriptures and monks, it is the first official Buddhist monastery in Tibet. For over 1,200 years of history, it is one of most influential monastery in Tibet