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Tawang Monastrey

Address: Tawang 790104 , India
Phone Number: +91-3794-222243
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Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Tawang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is the largest monastery in India and the number one place to visit if you are in Tawang. The monastery is three stories high. It’s a peaceful place and you can visit the museum and the lamp offering area apart from the main prayer hall which has a large Buddha statue apart from several other Buddhist deities. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The monastery is massive and the view from the place is fantastic! Inside the actual temple, it is very peaceful and has a positive energy about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This along with Bomdila Monastery are the best and most significant monsateries in Arunachal Pradesh. Significantly, larger than its Bomdila counterpart, this monastery is perched on an elevated road of Tawang. It houses a nice museum which showcases the presence of Dalai Lama and a number of important leaders who have visited Tawang, given its strategic importance. We were fortunate... More 

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Picturesque Tawang Monastery is the face of Tawang and that of Arunachal Pradesh and a must visit place in Tawang. We visited after lunch. Its peaceful. Spent some time inside the Monastery. It also houses a museum which is worth a visit too. You can view the entire Tawang town from the top of the Monastery. It houses a... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Must visit place. So peaceful and serene. We visited at about 8am, the lamas were at prayer. It was simply peaceful and exhilarating. We also sat for the prayers the chants and the drum beats are a rare experience. Donations are voluntary. we lit lamps at Lamp offering room. The butter lamps are given by the monastery free of cost.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A must visit place, beautiful, scenic and peaceful. Its little away from city center as expected, they have a museum (there is an entry fees for that INR 20/- per head and camera). It overlooks the city and view is simple beautiful...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Famous as the largest Buddhist monastery in India, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh controls seventeen gompas in the area. The commanding part of the monastery comprises three storied assembly complex featuring the temple and the 28 ft high Golden statue of Buddha. Also known as Galden Namgey Lhatse in Tibetan meaning celestial paradise in a clear night, Tawang Monastery is mostly... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Tawang monastery overlooks the city. Built in the birthplace of 6th Dalai Lama and the largest monastery in India, this monastery is important sacred place to Buddhists in India. Monastery is very peaceful and ideal for meditation. Playing with young monks living in the monastery is fun. I would recommend visiting monastery during the evening prayer time (at around 5:00... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The roads to Tawang are not all that good. The monastry is well preserved and occupied by young and older monks. Interesting Library and the drums rotated contineously by older monks. Nearest town to Tawang is Dirang and it takes 7 to 8 hours to reach the Monastry. The NUNS monastry a few miles away is not worth visiting.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is Asia’s second largest monastery and India’s largest which controls 17 Gompas in the region. Very peaceful and quiet place on a hill. Enjoy beautiful view of the valley from the monastery. The place in itself is so serene and peaceful. A place worth visiting in North East India.

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