GANDAN MONASTERY - TIBET


The Gandan Monastery is situated on the slope of Mt.Wanpur to the east of Lhasa. Looking from distance, it looks very much like a castle. Some one says that Mt.Wanpur resembles a sitting elephant with the Gandan Monastery on its back. In the early 15th century, the Monastery was built by Zonkaba . His tomb is in it. Under the north wall of the Tomb Hall, there is said to be a flying rock from India. It is also being worshipped by the Buddhists.

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