Ramoche Monastery

Ramoche Temple or monastery is one of the most important and considered sister temple of the Jokhang. Ramoche Monastery is situated in northwest part of Lhasa covering a sum area of more than 4,000 square meters. This monastery is build around the same time of Jokhang temple history says that it was built to house the Jowo Sakyamuni image brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng during the Tang Dynasty. By the mid-15th century the temple had become Lhasa’s Upper Tantric College. Residing within the Ramoche Monastery is the life-sized statue of the 8-year-old Sakyamuni Carried into Tibet by the Nepalese Chizun Princess, the figure is regarded as the greatest saint in Ramoche Monastery.

Upon entering the main building, one can see find the ten pillars holding some of the remaining local relics such as the encased lotus flowers, coiling cloud, jewelry & particular Tibetan Characters. The golden peak of the temple with the Han-style upturned eave can be seen from any direction in Lhasa city. Needless to say, the temple is a wonderful example of the combination of Han and Tibetan architectural styles.

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