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an important conservation site for Tibet’s artistic heritage. The temple complex like Samye monastery was founded in 1081 by Drapa Ngonshe, a native Dranang valley and one of the 13 saints associated with it and completed in 1090 by his nephews. The ground floor of the monastery preserves a marvelous wall paintings both in Newari and Tibetan style and it is the best fascinating wall paintings preserved in the central part of Tibet.

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