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Tawang Monastrey, Tawang
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Visit the largest monastery in India, Tawang Monastrey, a Buddhist complex that looks like a fort. Founded in 1680 on a ridge overlooking the Tawang River Valley, the complex features a three-story monastery building with ornate interior decorations, as well as 65 residential buildings surrounded by a tall, 282 m (925 ft) long wall. Completed in 1860, the main temple building features a large 5.5 m (18 ft) gilded statue of a lotus-seated Buddha with elaborate decorations. Usually housing 300 monks, the monastery can accommodate up to 700 during religious festivities. Add Tawang Monastrey to your Tawang travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tawang itinerary builder.
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  • The monastry and the entire town of Tawang is superb! It was a trip from college. Wish I get to go there again very soon. 
  • Like every monastery, has museum with old artifacts and pictures of famous people who visited Tawang. Can see many young child monks playing around. 
  • The best monastery in Tawang hands down. Although I have seen more impressive monasteries in other parts of India. A must visit if you are in Tawang. The museum on the premises will give you an overvi...  more »
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  • It is the largest monastery in India. Founded by Near lama loser gyaltso in 17th centaury, the monastery has a 8.5m high golden statue of Lord Buddha.
  • Buddha is very tall and nice here. A face of peace. Pray Hall is also very good. one should not miss this place while in AP.But I felt very sad when I heard this Monastery will be collapsed in near future due to soil condition under the Monastery. Is there anybody in the world who can save this beautiful Monastery by applying technology?
  • Tawang has every right to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is almost 400 years old. But no attention is been paid towards North East by the government..... The birth place of 6 Dalai Lama
  • Known as the largest monastery in India, Tawang Monastery was founded in the 17th century, under the orders from the 5th Dalai Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist sect. The building is located at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level and is known for its scenic views and remarkable architecture.
  • Really nice place. Visited in 2015