Ngari Dratshang monastery

Ngari Dratshang monastery

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Tsangpo Valley Region > Ngari Dratshang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

Ngari Dratshang (mnga ri grwa tshang) monastery on a hill in the valley of the Tsangpo river near the Naygo (sngas mgo) ferry.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys

Previous Catologue Number

Negative Album 9 No. 78

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album (slip cover) - 'Drikhung. Chongye. etc.' in Richardson's hand in white. (Yellow spine label) 'DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. KOTSHAL. RGYAMA. Ganden 1948'. (Cover) - '9 DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. YARLUNG. GYAMA. GANDEN' [KC 15/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative index - Folio 78. 'Mnga' ris grwa tshang'. [KC 30/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 78. 'Mnga' ris Grwa-tshang. See Mkhye-brtse p 119 note 188.' [KC 3/6/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317, "About twenty miles downstream [of Samye monastery] where the secluded and beautiful 'On valley joins the Gtsnag-po, Mnga'-ris Grwa-tshang (1949) stands proudly on a rocky pinnacle. It was founded in the mid-sixteenth century by the second Dalai Lama to be a college for monks from west Tibet. ... The monks have the western custom of pronouncing every letter of a word when reading."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ngari Dratshang monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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