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The Gadan Songzanlin Lamasery

      Throughout the history,Tibetan Buddhism has developed into different schools and sects such as the Nyingma Sect,the Sakya Sect,the Gelug Sect and Kagyu Sect.The Gandan Songzanlin Lamasery features the Gelug Sect,it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan Province and also one of the 13 famous Lamaist monasteries in Tibetan regions.

       This lamasery has a history of over 320 year.In the Qing Dynasty,Dalai Lama V suppressed the conflicts between different Buddhist sects in Tibetan,and after that he sent a report to Emperor Kangxi under whose authorization he started the building of the Gadan Songzanlin Lamasery in 1679.Dalai Lama V chose the site in person and found the ideal place due to surroundings.When construction was completed in 1681,with the permission from Emperor Kangxi,Dalai Lama V granted it the name Gadan Songzanlin Lamasery.