Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Xixia Museum, Wuwai, China

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Located in the northern Gansu province, Wuwei is the Chinese terminus of the Silk Road. In distant times Wuwei was the capital city of the Western Xia (Xixia, Tangut, Minya) people. Sakya Pandita and Chogyal Pagpa both spent time in the city and it is the final resting place for Sakya Pandita marked by a large funerary stupa. Karma Pakshi and the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, spent time in Wuwei.

Jeff Watt 8-2017