Tawang Monastery


Tawang Monastery is Asia's second largest monastery and India's largest monastery. The monastery was built by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso during 17th century in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The main features of the monastery is the imposing three-storied assembly hall and the 28 ft. high golden statue of Lord Buddha. It has a residential building for the monks, a museum and a library which has an impressive collection of ancient books and manuscripts. The famous Buddhist gold inscribed scriptures Kangyur and Tangyur are preserved here.


9.00 am to 6.00 pm

How to reach

Nearest airport is Saloninbari airport at Tezpur with 320 km. Nearest railway station is Tezpur. Tawang is connected by road to Itanagar and other cities.

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