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Isolated, but well maintained monastery with lots to see and friendly monks. But a long tortuous drive - and hot too - with little shade about. Many steps.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Isolated, but well maintained monastery with lots to see and friendly monks. But a long tortuous drive - and hot too - with little shade about. Many steps.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were the only ones who visited this huge monastery. The responsible monk opened the prayer halls only for us. Impressing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Abu Dhabi
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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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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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Houston, Texas
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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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