Yarlung valley from Rechungphug monastery

Yarlung valley from Rechungphug monastery

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Rechungphug (view from)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

The Yarlung valley with cultivated fields as seen from Rechungphug monastery.

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. 58

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 58. 'YARLUNG VALLEY FROM RAS CHUNG' [KC 22/5/2006]

Other Information - History: Richardson discusses this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth' London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p.
319. "The Bka'-brgyud-pa monastery of
Ras-chung-phug (1949) clings, at different levels, to the hillsides which separates the Yarlung and 'Phyong-rgyas valleys. It is built above the meditation cave of Ras-chung-pa, a close personal disciple of Mi-la-ras-pa. The cave was a rather shallow recess with images of Mi-la-ras-pa and Raas-chung-pa on the altar and a small mchod-rten in front. ... A many-armed Bde-mchog (Shamvara) resided in the dgon-khang . [KC 22/5/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yarlung valley from Rechungphug monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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