Born in 1414 CE as Rabten Kunzang of Gyantse, the Kenting Tai Situpa ruled a vast area according to Buddhist law. In this lifetime, he founded the Great Stupa of 100,000 Buddhas at Gyantse. Octagonal shaped, the Stupa contains astounding frescoes and images inside. It stands as one of Tibet’s most renown works of art.
King Rabten Kunzang also began the Gyantse Horse Race festival, which is now one of the most important Tibetan folk events of the year.