Tawang Monastery


It is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world. The Tawang Monastery is situated in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso built the monastery in 1681.

Why it is special: Three storeys high, the monastery contains 65 residential buildings and a library with valuable ancient scriptures, and is enclosed by a 925-feet long wall. Known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which means ‘celestial paradise in a clear night’, the monastery follows the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism.

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