Tradruk temple is located on the way from Tsetang to Yumbu Lagang and is one of the first Buddhist temples in the Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo around the same time as Ramoche and Jokhang. Tradruk means “Hawk and dragon”
According to a legend, there was a lake at the location of this temple and in it lived a Naga-dragon with five heads. As the demonic Naga was harming the lake and the life of people around it, King Songtsen Gampo manifested himself into a hawk and subdued it. Later the temple was built as one of the twelve temples built on the important points of the body of a she-demon who embodies the land of Tibet.
In terms of relics, there is a very unique pearl Thangka of Avalokitesvara and a small statue of Padmasambhava which was made in the 8th century by his disciples. There is also a Tara statue that is said to have spoken in the past. Besides these, there are many other statue of Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, Dharma protectors and scriptures just like in the other Buddhist temple.