Kongpo

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Kongpo (Tibetan: ཀོང་པོ་Wylie: kong po) is a region in Gongbo'gyamda County, Nyingchi Prefecture. It is situated on the river Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) in the area of the Nyang River (Chinese: 尼洋曲), a northern tributary river of the Yarlung Zangbo.

Once Kongpo has been an area in southeastern Tibet, in the vicinity of the river named Nyungchu. Tsagong was one of the holy places of Kongpo and still is. In Tsagong Nesar, i.e. the "New Tsari", there is the monastery of Menmogang, founded by Thangtong Gyalpo. It is related to Dorje Pakmo Chokyi Dronma who died there. At New Tsari were located the mines from which Thangtong Gyalpo, a famous yogin and bridgebuilder, obtained the iron for some of his bridges.[1] Old Tsari is now part of the modern county of Lhuntse in the southeast of today's Tibet Autonomous Region and including parts of neighboring areas of India, and New Tsari, farther east.[2]

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  1. ^ When a woman becomes a religious dynasty: the Samding Dorje Phagmo of Tibet, (2007), Hildegard Diemberger. Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 978-0-231-14320-2.
  2. ^ Diemberger, page 51

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