Taktsang Lhamo (Langmusi in chinese) is a smal Tibetan town on the border between Gansu and Szechuan provinces, with two monasteries highlight by a beautiful frame of mountains, woods and pasture which surround it.
Kirti monastery is traditionally Gelug. Behind, there are two caves, the Tiger cave (taktsang means tiger’s lair in Tibetan) and the holy cave of Palden Lhamo (Feminin divinity, protector of Tibet). It is said that Padmasambhave, the great Buddhist master who allowed the introduction of Buddhism in Tibet, came to bless this place but the inhabitants didn’t dare to come near this place because of the presence of in this place. Much later, Kirti Rimpoche, Je Tsongkhapa’s pupils, the founder of the Gelugpas’order, made the tiger go away which give access to this holy place to the Pilgrims and pay tribute to Palden Lhamo. A little further on, a path entering a beautiful little cove leads to a pasture above which swirl eagles and vultures. Higher in the village, Sertri monastery (golden throne), also traditionally Gelug, offers a beautiful view on the wooded zone and summits.