Tuesday, August 15, 2006

TAWANG - 'Blessed by the Horse'

Welcome to 'TA-WANG', which literally means blessed('WANG') by the horse('TA'). Legend has it that Saint Mera Lama wanted to built a monastery in this region and was not sure of the location. It was his horse that chose the place on the picture as the ideal place to built the monumental structure and hence the name "TAWANG". This monastery is one of the oldest and largest in Asia and imparts religious knowledge to 500 inmates(Monks/Lamas).
The district is home to the MONPA tribe. The Monpas are buddhist by faith and the entire socio-cultural activities of the Monpas revolve around this Monastery which is called the "Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Gompa".





The Back View of the Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Gompa Monastry. Breath taking view!!

The entrance to Heaven!!! That small pagoda welcomes travel weary visitors to the beautiful town of Tawang. All the scenic spots are within a radius of 15 Kilometers from the town, though the unexplored natural beauty will call for a welcome 100 KM trek, anybody game?

Birds eye view of the Tawang Town, taken from the monastry, taken using a point and shoot camera.

8 comments:

shockwave said...

Nice pictures!

Thanks for sharing.

Hope to see more soon :)

I hope you dont mind if i post these at SSC India. I will ofcourse Credit you.

Sonam said...

Please do so, will be my pleasure!!

zambay said...

a real scenic beauty.hope to explore the tawang town more closely in the pictures.,.,bravo

kanu said...

Beautiful... hope to be there one day.....

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful....

TARA DAGIUM said...

marvellous work

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know a good trekking org arranging a Tezpur- Bomdila-Tawang trek?

Anonymous said...

Check explorersindia.com. They have good treks :). Enjoi!

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