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“Worth the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dalai Lama Temple Complex

Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Thekchen Choeling, Dharamsala, India
91 1892 221343
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Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in Dharamsala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Slightly small when you compare it to the monastery. Maybe this place has a special aura when his holliness is around .Also sometimes it was difficult to understand which areas are accessible and which are not.

Visited March 2013
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“dalai lama temple, Dharmshala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

It Is situated at Meclodganj, about 10-11 km from Dharmshala. you have travel to by road. road is good. meclod ganj is most famous for dalai lama temmpe. it is the residence of Dalai Lama as well as an educational centre for tibetian studies and Buddha temple. it is around 1 km from main crossing/parking of Maclod Ganj. it has a magnificent building. the atmosphere is calm and peaceful. the huge buddha statue is the main attraction. The main hall is used as a class room.
it is a worth vising place in Dharamshala.

Visited March 2013
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Gurgaon, India
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“Charming place with views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This complex is located towards end of Mcleod Ganj and if you have parked your car at the main car parking its a bit of a walk - first downhill and while coming back uphill, but this gives you an opportunity to view the small small shops lined on both sides of the road. There is a small car parking opposite the main complex gate where you can park for max 2 hours.
The complex is very serene, peaceful and holy with some good views of the valley. Visitors are not allowed to enter the main temple though you can have view from front and also click pictures of Buddha Statue.
A big turn off is the garbage dump right opposite to the temple complex main gate, wish this can be relocated.

Visited March 2013
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“Lots of activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The street leading to the temple complex is busy and lined with shops and stalls.
It was interesting to see the monks at worship and working outside with worshippers.
Views over the valley great

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The complex includes a number of temples and is a training centre for Tibetan monks. The Dalai Lama gives public talks from here when in residence.
We saw the monks both during their break time and debating in pairs.
A really good guide could probably enhance the experience.

Visited March 2013
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