Tawang Monastery, Tawang Town, Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is the most North Eastern Indian State that shares international boundaries with China, Burma and Bhutan. Most natives of this place belong to the descendants of the Tibeto-Burman people and hence, the State has a major influence of the Tibetan local culture. This is also seen in the religious practices of the people here with Tibetan Buddhism being predominantly practiced. This brings us to the Tawang Monastery, which is considered as hugely significant by the locals here as well as by Buddhists from all over the world.
The Tawang Monstery, located in the Tawang Town, can be easily considered as the crown of Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh. The biggest monastery of India and second largest in Asia, the Tawang Monastery is based on the Lamaistic faith of the Mahayana school of Buddhism, also known as the Galden Namgyal Lhatse, this monastery was built by Merak Lama Lodre Gyamtso in the year 1860-61.
Standing at 10,000 feet above the sea level, the Tawang Monastery is offering a picturesque view of the Himalayas, giving tourists a lot more than just spiritual peace.