Photographer's Note

Kye (Ki) Monastery is the second oldest monastery in India after Tabo. It is the oldest and biggest monastery of the valley and located at (4116 m) above Kye village. It houses beautiful scriptures and paintings of Budha and other goddesses. Lamas practice dance, sing and play on pipes and horns. The Mangols attacked there in 17th century and in 19th century it faced 3 brutal attacks. The box like structure shows a defensive architecture like castles.

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