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Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery is an ancient monastery, situated at Tabo Village, about 46 km south-east of Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh.

Built in 996, it is the largest monastic complex in Spiti Valley. Also known as Tabo-Chos-Khor, which means 'doctrinal circle', it houses 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks' chamber and an extension that houses the nuns' chamber. The monastery houses fine sculptures, stucco images and wall painting which are similar to the Ajanta-Ellora paintings in Maharashtra.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Lahaul and Spiti


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