108 chortens

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108 chortens

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At Dorchu La, there are 108 small chortens (stupas). The number 108 is highly auspicious in Buddhism and the chortens are arranged in three tiers of rings with a final central chorten in the middle. The chortens were constructed in 2004 on the initiative of Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk after her husband, the Fourth King, went to the south of the country to lead the Bhutanese forces in conflict against Indian insurgents.

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