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Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery

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Ranked #38 of 77 Attractions in Ladakh
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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Rizong monastery is situated to the west of Alchi on the way to Lamayuru. It was established in 1831 by Lama Tsultim Nima under the Gelukpa order. It is noted for its extremely strict rules and standards. It has the distinct reputation of upholding the Vinaya rules in strict sense so much so that the lamas of this monastery do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The nuns were very hospitable and the monastery is beautiful. Dedfinitely worth visiting when in the area.

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