Tawang Monastery - Things to Know Before Visiting
Cona, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104
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About Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery, located in Tawang city of Tawang district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is situated in the valley of the Tawang River, near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh, in close proximity to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border.
Attractions Near Tawang Monastery
A 40- foot high multi-hued memorial, Tawang War Memorial is dedicated to the war heroes (soldiers of the Indian Army) of the Sino-India war that took place in the year 1962. Also known as Namgyal Chorten, the structure is similar to the design of a huge stupa. Overlooking the Tawang-Chu valley, this memorial was constructed to remember the sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Indian Army. This memorial that is placed on a slope was visited by Dalai Lama in the year 1997.
The Jung Water Falls is one of the main tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. The eastern most state of the Indian sub continent is blessed with the resources of the mighty Himalayas. Located on the eastern frontier of the country Arunachal Pradesh is a mountainous state and most of the natural beauty and attraction of the state has emerged due to this topography of the area.
The Sangestar Tso Lake is also called as Madhuri Lake, which is located on the way from Tawang to Bum La Pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, near Indo-China border above 15,200 ft above sea level.
Sela Pass lake is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) and connects the Indian Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati. The pass carries the National Highway 13 connecting Tawang with the rest of India.
Gom Kora is a small Lhakhang in the north of Trashigang about 21 km away. It is also a gateway to Trashiyangtsi. Before it got its name as Gom Kora it was called as Gomphu Kora, Gomphu meaning ‘a sacred meditation site of Guru Rinpochhe’ and Kora meaning ‘Circumambulation’.
Chorten Kora stupa was built by Lama Ngawang Loday in 1740 where the demon was subdued and it was designed similar to Nepal’s Boudhanath stupa. The festival call Chorten Kora is different from any other festival in Bhutan as there are no dances yet lots of people gather to rejoice the festival from all over Eastern Bhutan and from east-west part of India .
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Tawang district is the smallest of the 16 administrative districts of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India.With a population of 49,977, it is the eighth least populous district in the country