Trashiyangtse


Choeten Kora

Choeten Kora

Location

Located next to Kholong Chu, two hours’ drive from Trashigang town.

Background

The choeten was built in the image of Boudhanath Choeten in Nepal by Lam Ngawang Loday in 1740 in memory of his late uncle Pesan. It was named Doerong Choeten. A popular legend says that a girl from Tawang, a dakini, was buried alive inside the choeten to sanctify it.


Gomphu Kora

Gomphu Kora

Location

23 km from Trashigang Dzong and a few km from Doksum.

Background

The temple was built at the site where Guru Rinpoche subdued a demon called Myongkhapa. Guru Rinpoche followed the demon who fled from Tibet and hid inside a rock. He meditated inside a cave (gomphu) for three days and subdued the demon. Many religious masters visited the sacred site. Among them was Gongkhar Gyal, the grandson of Lhasey Tsangma who built the small temple. The main relics of the temple are the footprint of a dakini, hoof of Tanag Tinkar, garuda’s egg, and a statue of Gyenyen Myongkhapa.