Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa


This truly extravagant stupa, constructed by the German Tara Foundation, contains a hollow crown partly covered in glass, revealing a small Buddha within. The domed ceiling of the main prayer room is covered in Buddhist murals.

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