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Mentsikhang

The Medical and Astrological Institute (sman rtsis khang), located just to the west of Tengyé Ling monastery in Lhasa, was established in 1916 by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama Tupten Gyatso (thub bstan rgya mtsho, 1876-1933). The institute was to serve as a college for Tibetan doctors who could then go out and serve communities across Tibet. The original structure survives and still functions as a medical institute under the Health Bureau of the Tibetan Autonomous Region and a new, larger addition has been built on the west side.

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  • Building materials > Stone
  • Building dimensions > Massive structure
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Construction (1016 (probable))
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Founding: by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama Tupten Gyamtso (tA la'i bla ma 13 thub bstan rgya mtsho, 1876-1933) (1916)
  • Building dimensions > Stories: 2
  • སྨན་རྩིས་ཁང་། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > sman rtsis khang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > Mentsikhang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
  • གཞུང་སྨན་རྩིས་ཁང་། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > gzhung sman rtsis khang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > Zhung Mentsikhang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)

Place ID: F26648

Aufschnaiter Lhasa Map ID: kha 76

Tibet Heritage Fund Lhasa Building ID: 68

Lhasa Atlas ID: 62

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