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Wanla Monastery


Photo of Monastery


Wanla is situated close by Yungdrung to the South-east. This old monastery was built in 1000 A.D. during the time of Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo, the translator. The two storeyed famous image of the 11 headed Mahakaruna (Avaloketesvara) is to be seen there. On the wall paintings there are depicted the Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, the Mandala and so forth. There is also a sacred image of Chovo-je-Paldan Atisha