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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 monastrey was near my hotel . I visited the place around 5.00 P.M. on 29.03.2017. but the Monastrey was closed. So i visited the place in the next morning when the monks were praying inside the ma...  more »
  • This is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries I have been to. It is located almost at the top of the hill in Tawang and offers some really nice views of the Tawang town and valley surrounding it. Th...  more »
  • A typical Tibetan Buddhist Monestry. The museum has some interesting pics and artifacts. The library has a good collection of books in pali as well cantonese as well as in hindi language.  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