Chemrey Monastery or Chemrey Gompa is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order and was founded by the Lama Tagsang Raschen and dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal.
The monastery has a notable high Padmasambhava statue. It also contains a valuable collection of scriptures, with title pages in silver and the text in gold letters.The monastery is also a venue for the festival of sacred dances which takes place on the 28th and 29th day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar every year.
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fds (7392) 2014-07-27 4:03
very beautiful image with great mountain landscape and fantastic scharpnees and very impressive blu sky
Angshu (54895) 2014-07-27 7:04
This is Chemrey Gompa or monastery and not Tak Thok...Takthok is hewn on the rock, but is not far from Chemrey (10-11 Km). The roofs and walls of the monastery are made up of rock only and that is why it (Thak Thok) got this name. (http://www.discoveredindia.com/jammu-and-kashmir/attractions/monasteries/takthok-monastery.htm)
Nice picture of Chemrey here
miumiu (5196) 2014-07-28 4:04
Dramatic and very impressive mountains with monastry. Absolutely nice view!
The contrasts, colours and sharpness are superb too.
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- Date Taken: 2014-07-17
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