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Tawang Monstery


The Famous Galden Namgyal Lhatse, popularly known as Tawang Monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in the year 1680-81. Tawang Monastery is located at an elevation of 10,000 feet in Tawang Town in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest centre for Buddhist cultural studies and also the largest Buddhist monastery in India. Tawang Monastery was honored as ‘The Spiritual Wonder of India. A colossal richly gilded statue of Lord Buddha occupies the middle of the northern side. It is seated on a platform and its body, rising up, terminates in a huge head above the first floor. It is the largest image of the monastery also has a Center for Buddhist Cultural Studies where young monks are taught Arithmetic, English and Hindi besides traditional monastic education. In brief, this monastery is simply awe-inspiring and majestic in its appearance and grandeur. A visit of Tawang Monastery is most spiritually refreshing experience.