Tawang Buddhist Monastery, Tawang

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Visit the largest monastery in India, Tawang Buddhist Monastery, a Buddhist complex that looks like a fort. Founded in 1680 on a ridge overlooking the Tawang River Valley, the complex features a three-story monastery building with ornate interior decorations, as well as 65 residential buildings surrounded by a tall, 282 m (925 ft) long wall. Completed in 1860, the main temple building features a large 5.5 m (18 ft) gilded statue of a lotus-seated Buddha with elaborate decorations. Usually housing 300 monks, the monastery can accommodate up to 700 during religious festivities. Put Tawang Buddhist Monastery and other Tawang attractions into our Tawang attractions app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This monastery is the topmost attraction of Tawang. And Tawang is the topmost tourist place in Arunachal Pradesh. Great place with great ambience. At times, you might find some major rituals going on....  more »
  • Tawang Monastery is probably the largest monastery in India. Believed to be approx 300+ years old. It is situated on picturesque location giving stunning views of Tawang town, river and snow capped...  more »
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  • Tawang monastery is world's second biggest monastery. The scenic beauty is exceptional and the monastery itself is an attraction. The place is situated at a higher elevation offering an amazing view of the whole Tawang. This is one of the oldest monastery in India. It houses around 500 monks . It also has a museum within the premises of the monastery which has several artifacts which was used during the olden times.
  • This monastery is the largest in India and a major tourist attraction. It has a calming vibe to it. Offers amazing panoramic views to the city. Do read up on it when you visit this place or try to know more from localites. Do maintain decorum and do not disturb others.
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