Sang-ngag Zimchen Nunnery


Inside the main assembly hall the principal image to the left is of a 1000-armed Chenresig dating back to the time of King Songtsen Gampo. According to some accounts, the statue was fashioned in the 7th century by the king himself. There are around 20 resident nuns now, down from a peak of about 50. After visiting the main hall, head upstairs to see two small protector chapels.

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