Ramoche Temple

Ramoche Temple is the sister temple to Jokhang Temple in the northern part of the city. This three storey construction was built at the same time as Jokhang, in the 7th Century and later rebuilt in the 15th Century in a more Chinese style than the original building.

Ramoche Temple Ramoche Temple
The principal image here is of Jowo Sakyamuni at 8 years old. This statue was part of the dowry of King Songsten Gampo's Nepalese wife. Queen Wenchang is said to have hidden the image in the chapel at the back of the temple to protect it from the Chinese. Today, the image still stands in the Tsangkhang chapel at the rear of the Temple. The complex itself is a little run-down although the circuit containing many prayer wheels around the perimeter here is very interesting. The surviving temple is home to the Gelu Buddhists of the Yellow Hats sect.


Address:
Ramoche Lam, off Dekyi Shar Mam, north of Tromzikhang market.
 

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