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Notes Dated first week, SL'Cth month, l 780. The Qjanlong emperor built the Xumifushou miao (Figure 14) to the east of the Putuozongcheng miao specifically to welcome the Panchen Lama. lVIt Sumeru ("Xumi" in Chinese transliteration) is the mythical mountain where the gods lived to the north of India, a translation of the Tibetan "Bkra shis llmn po" (Tashilhunpo), and the Xumifushou miao was architecturally based on the Tashilhunpo temple of the Panchen Lama in Tibet. It is also called the "Ban-chen Xinggong," or "Panchen's palace while traveling," in Chinese. The translation of this inscription is based on Qjjingzhi, Waiba miao beiwen zhuyi, 97-102.