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Address: P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
Phone Number: +91 1892 246405
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Description: This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
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Beautiful monastery!

Loved the monastery - so calm and serene. Also loved the gift shop - had some amazing pieces of art and furniture. Came across it totally unexpectedly but its now one of my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the monastery - so calm and serene. Also loved the gift shop - had some amazing pieces of art and furniture. Came across it totally unexpectedly but its now one of my favourite places in Dharmsala.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The setting is serene. We enjoyed the free guided tour conducted by a young refugee. He took us to visit each craft workshop, the main temple and the doll museum and explained Tibetan culture, art and religion in detail. From him we found out how a thangka artist is trained and what makes an authentic thangka. We also learnt a... More 

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Paternoster, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Situated in beautiful surroundings. Stunning Tibetan artwork. Unfortunately, totally geared towards wealthy western tourists. Prices are crazy. From the entry fee right throughout I got the impression is all about making money, lots of it. Sad really. The garden restaurant, although in tranquil surroundings, is just as overpriced and the service was terrible. Our waiter hardly spoke any English and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The place is amazingly quiet and tranquil. its full of trees inside and feels like it is cut off from the rest of the world. a great escape for people especially from cities. the rooms have Tibetan art (wardrobes etc). you can see the artists working on Tibetan artwork (Thangka) which sell for tens of thousands and lacs of rupees...the... More 

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Kangra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a very beautiful place , it has a very awe inspiring garden and the workshops there are a must visit where various artists work on their respective crafts !!!

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Heaven for Art Lovers !! It's an altogether different world.....Paintings, Metal work ...etc........

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I found the place shabby. Not maintained properly. Many of the buildings were closed. Fell short of my expectation. The only thing which was good was the DOLL museum. The souvenier shop was excellent but the things were costly and beyond the reach of the middle class people; however they were definitely treat for the eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Loved the place.. Beautiful scenes.. <3 unique place.. Loved it. Everything seems so perfect there.. Loved the cafes, big institute, can spend whole day there..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very pretty, with plenty of knick knacks and a Buddha Temple. Some of the handicraft workshops were either empty or closed - maybe, they could do with better funding!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There are no words to describe the beauty of this place. It was so mesmerizing. Nice and unique architecture design, you can learn a lot about Buddhist culture. Guides are available at free of cost. You can capture a lots of scenic picture. Worth to be the no 1 attraction of Dharamshala.

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