Palpung Monastery

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Palpung Monastery (dpal spungs) - Founded in 1729 by Situ Panchen Chökyi Jungné under the patronage of the King of Derge, Tenpa Tsering (1678-1738). Thereafter it replaced Karma Gön near Chamdo as the seat of the Tai Situ incarnations, who themselves became known as the Palpung Situ.