Takthok[26 photos]

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Description

Takthok (033)
Takthok (033)
34° 0′ 19″ N, 77° 49′ 13″ E

Takthok Gompa, a monastery in the Sakti village 46 km east of Leh in Ladakh, was founded in the mid-16th century during the reign of Tshewang Namgyal on a mountainside around a cave in which Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in the 8th century. The name Takthok, literally meaning “rock-roof” was named because both its roofs as well as walls are made up of rock. It is the only Nyingmapa monastery in Ladakh.

See also

India

Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s Tomb (187)

India (भारत गणराज्य), officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by… [Read more]

Ladakh

Leh (234)
Leh (234)

Ladakh stretches between the mountain ranges of the Himalayas (with the Stok Kangri as the most famous mountain) and the Karakorum and the upper valley of the Indus. The valleys are at an altitude of 3,000 m, making them the highest of Kashmir. The… [Read more]