TAMSHING MONASTERY - BHUTAN
Tamshing Goemba ( monastery of good message) is located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on the other side of the river. It was founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, reincarnation of Guru Padmasambhava. The monastery has very interesting religious paintings inside such as thousand Buddha's and twenty-one Taras (female form of Buddhisatawa). The monastery was later restored at the end of the 19th century. The most fascinating thing about Tamshing Goemba is a 500-year-old suit of chain mail made by Pema Lingpa.