Welcome to Yarlung Valley

The Yarlung Valley (ཡར་ཀླུང་གཞུང་; 雅鲁流域; Yǎlǔ Liúyù) is considered the cradle of Tibetan civilisation. Tibetan creation myths tell of how the first Tibetan people evolved here from the union of a monkey and an ogre, and early histories state that the first kings descended from heaven on a sky cord at Mt Yarlha Shanpo on the western edge of the valley. The early Tibetan kings unified Tibet from their base here in the... Read More

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