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was founded in the 7 th century by King Songtsen Gampo’s Chinese consort, princess Wencheng to house the image of Jowo Shakyamuni that is in Jokang temple in the present day. Originally Ramoche temple was built in Chinese style but after being destroyed by fire, the present three storeyed building was constructed in Tibetan style. In 15 th century, Ramoche was placed under the authority of Kunga Dondrup who is a second generation student of Tsongkapa. Since then Ramoche has become the assembly hall of the Gyuto Tratsang, the Upper Tantric College of Lhasa and it had around 500 monks before. The most revered image inside Ramoche temple is Jowo Mikyo Dorje ( Akshobhaya ), brought to Tibet in the 7 th century as part of the dowry of King Songtsen Gampo’s Nepali consort, Princess Bhirikuti Devi. The image represents the Buddha Shakyamuni at the age of eight years. There are around 100 monks nowadays.