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The kingdom of Guge was established in the 9th century following the assassination of the anti-Buddhist king Langdarma and break-up the Yarlung Empire. When Langdarma, died, the royal family began to fight for the throne. Gyide Nyimagun, Long Darma’s descendent, lost the war and ran away to Ngari, where he established a small kingdom. Later, Gyide Nyimagun divided Ngari into three parts and gave them to his three sons. The Guge Kingdom was ruled by Dezogun, Gyide Nyimagun’s third son. Here he established his capital: Tsaparang. (please see pic 3)
Uploaded: Feb, 12 2009 | Taken: Sep, 24 2008| Viewed: 88 times  | 12 votes
Camera: NIKON CORPORATION | Model: NIKON D40X | Exposure 10/2500s, ISO 100 | FLength: 46mm | SW: Picasa 3.0

porto - Feb, 12 2009 05:02pm
Very interesting Isabelle,good pic.

pesu - Feb, 12 2009 06:02pm
Great pic, Isabelle, fantastic depth.

jacko1 - Feb, 12 2009 08:02pm
Wonderful scenery!, the commentary reminds me of what Leo Armin once said, "All kingdoms will be overthrown, all empires will diminish and all mountains will one day return to dust"

aufgehts - Feb, 16 2009 11:02pm
This is an amazing view, truly breathtaking. I really love this one.


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