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Tawang Monastrey

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Address: Tawang 790104 , India
Phone Number: +91-3794-222243
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the second biggest in world

this monastery is steeped with history.the 5th dalai lama was born here.the 6th dalai lama was born nearby in tawang. the present dalai lama fled Tibet from Chinese oppression... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Bhubaneswar, India
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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this monastery is steeped with history.the 5th dalai lama was born here.the 6th dalai lama was born nearby in tawang. the present dalai lama fled Tibet from Chinese oppression through this monastery. this is a big property with a lot of buildings and place of worship. it is very sacred to Buddhists. the view of tawang town from this monastery... More 

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Itanagar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Luckly i met head of this monestry which is not easy for a tourist... it is the largest monastery in India with a huge golden Buddha and second largest monestry of Asia. please visit a very old museum.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is the second largest Monastery/Gompa in Asia. Monastery is situated on the hill top which can be seen from various part of Tawang districts, not only town. Monastery is beautiful from outside. Lot of photographers try to take various pictures of the monastery in different shades. As monastery is on the highest point but high mountains add charm to... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Second biggest monastery in Asia follows Mahayana of Buddhism . This is of 16th century and lot of students are studying in the gurugul. We can see a big lord Buddha statue and visit a very old museum. Twang is the birth place for six lamas . A very sacred place to visit and worshi

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Kalyani, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

it is the largest monastery in India with a huge golden Buddha. the atmosphere is excellent its museum is worth viewing with rarest of Buddhism related artefacts one must see

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you visit Tawang, visit monastery at 6am in the morning. You will find all tiny monks there participating in the morning prayer followed by breakfast and to add to the view you will experience rising sun of Tawang where in the sky look amazing. Post prayers the monks play musical instrument in the morning which is a different kind... More 

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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Tawang Monastery in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The monastery belongs to the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism and had a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which continued during the period of British rule.The monastery is located near... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You have to come this monastrey if you are in Tawang. Such a beautiful place here in Tawang. You can also see a museum. If you go up and stand on the terrace you can see the mountains and the roads like snake. Nice place to visit

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit. We got the day and weather wrong. There was not much happening when we visited plus the weather was very bad. There is a museum which you could pass. The history of the monastery is very interesting and I suggest you spend sometime learning about this.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This Gompa is just 334 years old.Can house upto 700 Monks.Oldest in Asia,and second biggest.10000 feet above Sea level,high up on a Hill this Monastry dominates the whole landscape.The 3 storey assembly Hall is majestic.There is a 26 Feet GOLDEN Lord Buddha statue inside.The whole structure covers about 135 Square Meters,and the Compound Wall runs 610 meters. You need at... More 

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