The temple at Ushangdo

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 1948


Lhasa Area > Ushangdo

Accession number


Image Dimensions

59 X 57 mm

The modern temple at Ushangdo. It is surrounded by a high stone wall and there are several trees growing nearby. A number of people may be seen on the right hand side. Mountains in the background.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - 'U Shang rdo' in black ink, Hu shang in pencil is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and 'Velox' is stamped in black. [KC 10/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Hand List: Album no.2 [no.] '12. do. [the modern temple at 'U zhang]

Other Information - Ushangdo ('u shang do) is situated on the east bank of the lower Kyi chu and historically is one of the most important religious sites. The Tibetan king Tri Ralpachan (khri ral pa can, 815-838 ) build a nine storey temple at Ushangdo in the 9th century AD. At the time of Richardson's visit the area was in ruin and traces of the original structure and complex can be seen. [TS 2/1/1970]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The temple at Ushangdo" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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