Melong Tradun monastery on the Tibet-Bhutan border

Melong Tradun monastery on the Tibet-Bhutan border

BMR.6.8.209 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Melong Tradun

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Melong Tradun (me long brag mdun) monastery on the Tibet-Bhutan border.

Further Information



Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Technical Information - The cameras used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 209. Melong Tradun Monastery.' [KC 11/10/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this monastery in High Peaks, Pure Earth, 1998 , London: Serindia Publications, p. 328. "In a wild, rocky and inhospitable region at the south-east end of the Ram-mtsho Lake stands the isolated little monastery of Me-long Brag-bdun (1938)." [KC 20/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Melong Tradun monastery on the Tibet-Bhutan border" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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