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Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery

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This monastery is must visit. You wonder as you drive on the steep rocky valley how it was humanely possible to build this monastery in 1831. We went in the afternoon and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is the only Nunney monastery . The road condition was not good at time of visit also the road was very narrow. It is near ulteppo and alchi village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This monastery is must visit. You wonder as you drive on the steep rocky valley how it was humanely possible to build this monastery in 1831. We went in the afternoon and unfortunately it was closed but there was a kind monk who, inspite of wheezing helped us and asked a fellow monk to open the doors so that we... More 

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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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Address: Address: India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh

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