Wanla Gompa

Top choice buddhist monastery in Yapola Valley

Above Wanla village, tiny medieval Wanla Gompa is dramatically perched on a towering knife-edge ridge flanked by two shattered tower remnants of a now-destroyed 14th-century fortress. Its carved porch is reminiscent of Alchi's famous Choskhor Temple and a single, magical chamber contains three large statues backed by stunning murals.

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