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About Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery is in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which is the largest monastery in the country. After Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibets, Tawant Monastery is the second largest in the entire world. The monastery is located at the Tawang River valley in a small town named the same at the north-western region of Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang Monastery is also so close to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border. Tawang Monastery is called as Galden Namgey Lhatse in Tibetan language, which means 'celestial paradise in clear night.' The monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso back in 1680-1681 as per the instruction of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. The monastery is a 3-storey building with a 282 meters long compound wall. There are 65 residential buildings and a featured library in the monastery. The library holds many old scriptures of Kangyur and Tengyur. Torgya is a major festivity celebrated here, which is so colourful and attracts a lot of people.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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Tawang War Memorial

Tawang War Memorial

Cultural- Sports Center

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Tawang War Memorial is a big 40-foot structure overlooking the Ta...
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Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls

Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls

Water Bodies

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Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang

Religious

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Taktsang Gompa is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Arunacha...
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Gori Chen Peak

Gori Chen Peak

View Point

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Gorichen Peak is the right place for the adventurer in you. With ...
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Sno-Yak Restaurant

Sno Yak Restaurant

Restaurant

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Dragon Restaurant

Dragon Restaurant

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Tibetan settlement market

Tibetan settlement market

Street market

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Government Handicraft Emporium

Government Handicraft Emporium

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Visit Tawang Monastery

Visit Tawang Monastery

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Visit Jaswant Garh

Visit Jaswant Garh

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Meditate at Taktsang Gompa

Meditate at Taktsang Gompa

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Hiking at Gori Chen Peak

Hiking at Gori Chen Peak

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Orange Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Orange Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Bars

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