Princess Wencheng: Bridging Different Cultures

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Incidentally, both the princesses later brought, among other things, the religion of Buddhism, thus converting him into a Buddhist.

The Tang emperor, on the other hand, was only too happy to have Tubo as a tributary of Tang by a royal matrimony between his daughter Princess Wencheng and Songtsan Gambo.

In the process of its propagation, the legend of Princess Wencheng and her matrimonial journey to what is today's Tibet has evolved into several versions, with increasing numbers of episodes added each time.

It is therefore difficult to separate fiction from historical reality. Historic relics, however, are not hard to find on the trail of the wedding trip. Statues of the royal couple are still worshiped in the Potala Palace at Lhasa today.

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Princess Wencheng: Bridging Different Cultures

Incidentally, both the princesses later brought, among other things, the religion of Buddhism, thus converting him into a Buddhist.

The Tang emperor, on the other hand, was only too happy to have Tubo as a tributary of Tang by a royal matrimony between his daughter Princess Wencheng and Songtsan Gambo.

In the process of its propagation, the legend of Princess Wencheng and her matrimonial journey to what is today's Tibet has evolved into several versions, with increasing numbers of episodes added each time.

It is therefore difficult to separate fiction from historical reality. Historic relics, however, are not hard to find on the trail of the wedding trip. Statues of the royal couple are still worshiped in the Potala Palace at Lhasa today.

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