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A trip to Key Monastery.

A trip to Key Monastery.

A trip to Key Monastery. Key Monastery or Key Gompa is a Tibetian Buddhist Monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 13, 668 feet above sea level close to the Spiti river in Himachal Pradesh. It reportedly, was started by 100 monks in 1855. The biggest centre of Buddhist learning in Spiti Valley, Key Monastery is ...

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Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery Tawang Monastery which is an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism is located here. This world famous monastery of the Gelukpa was founded during the 17th century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso who is considered as a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. It is Asia’s second largest monastery and India’s largest which controls 17 Gompas in the region. ...

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