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Attractions to explore nearby Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Sakya Tangyud MonasteryKaza, Himachal Pradesh 172114, India

Sakya Tangyud Monastery is built like a fortified castle on the edge of a deep canyon, with massive slanted mud walls and battlements with vertical red ochre and white vertical stripes which make them look much taller than they really are. It is one of the highest altitude gompas (monasteries) in India, at an altitude of 4,520 metres (14,830 ft), on the edge of a deep canyon and overlooking the town of Kaza, Spiti.

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Spiti Valley3.92 KMs away from Sakya Tangyud Monastery

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the  Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh.  The name "Spiti" means "The middle land", i.e. the land between Tiber and India. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.

Langza Buddha Statue5.44 KMs away from Sakya Tangyud Monastery

This is a huge Buddha statue located in the Langza village and it is located in the top of a hill and many tourists come here to see this huge statue.

Key Gompa, Key Monastery9.52 KMs away from Sakya Tangyud Monastery

The Key Monastery is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Lahaul and Spiti District of India. Located at an altitude of 4,166 metres above the sea level, the monastery is very close to the Spiti River in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh in India. Also known as the Kye Monastery and Ki Monastery, it is believed to have been founded by Dromton, who was a student of the famous teacher Atisha in the 11th century.