14th century Serkhang monastery restoration completes major phase
Posted by Andre on 24 Jul 2009 at 4:07 PM
THF has completed the main phase of the restoration of the Sangye Lhakhang, the main hall and oldest building of the 14th century Nangra Serkhang monastery in Amdo. Organized by Yutaka Hirako, a THF team of artisans have dismantled the dilapidated Yuan-dynasty tiled roof and carefully restored it. Sangye Lhakhang shares many architectural similarities with Shalu monastery in Tibet's Tsang province. The main hall has an iconographic program typical for its time, and the circumambulation passage preserves many fragments of wall-paintings dating to an 18th century extension and restoration of the monastery. Read more here.