Himalayan Art Resources

Tibet: Drolma Lhakang, Lhasa (SRG Archive)

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The Drolma Lhakang is one of Tibet's oldest temples. It is situated on the highway just outside of Lhasa on the way to Gongkar monastery and the Lhasa Airport. The Lhakang was visited by Jowo Atisha in the 11th century on his way to Lhasa. The large sculpture, lion thrones and stupas are said to be particularly old. Observing closely the lions, they appear to be in a Tibetan imperial style.