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Tawang Monastrey

Tawang 790104 , India
+91-3794-222243
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Tawang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Belgium
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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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guwahati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

i have better experienced to see the tawang monastery on tawang it is very beautiful in the heart of the tawang i suggest you to look this monastery.

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One of the best place for travelers who loves to have a difference from the regular trips is the Destination Northeast. Some of the major attractions in the Northeast India are tawang Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh, Kaziranga and Manas National Park in Assam and Shillong Cherrapunjee and mawlynnlong village in Meghalaya. Here you will not find your most love "Starbucks"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

tawang Monastery is a must visit place if your are in any part of North - East India. Tawang Monastery has one of the tallest statue of Buddha painted with Gold . The calm & divine environment around is unforgettable. The paintings in & around the monastery is awesome too.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the biggest monasteries in India. Has a very good location and is very peaceful. Met some of the students and saw them studying Buddhist literature. The library is also good

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had heard of Tawang monastery being the second largest Buddhist monastery in Asia, second only to the Drepung monastery in Lhasa. I knew that it was constructed in 1681, was the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama and is home to over 500 lamas even today. Our travel guide had arranged for our Inner Line Permits, of course. My... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Second largest Budhhist monastery in Asia and is centuries old. there are 65 houses and 704 lamas residing there.

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