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| Last Updated:: 23/05/2015

Tawang

 

 

 

 

 

 Located high up in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, at 3500 meters above sea level, is the holy town of Tawang - the land of the Monpas; a tribe that has a culture which is a mix between indigenous beliefs and Mahayana Buddhism.

 

Having many names, such as  The Hidden Paradise" and  "Land Of Snowy Mountains"; the region offers breathtaking mountain landscapes, tribal villages, treasures of many rare orchid species, numerous magical Gompas, serene lakes and many other mysteries.

 

But more than anything else, it is the presence of that purity that only Buddhism offers. Numerous holy monasteries make this region a sacred environment. The second largest Buddhist monastery of the world, the Galden Namgey Lhatse Monastery (translated as ‘celestial paradise in a clear night.’), is situated right at the heart of Tawang town, dominates and enlightens the entire landscape with an aura of spirituality.

 

 

Source:

http://www.thegreenerpastures.com/Buddhism-in-Arunachal-Pradesh#.VJ05isAJA