Photographer's Note

Kee Gompa (also spelled Ki, Kye or Kee) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 meters (13,668 ft) above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, India. Kibar village below the monastery is said to be the highest village in India.

It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training center for Lamas. It reportedly had 100 monks in 1855. In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the 'Pasada' style which is characterized by more stories than one and often plays the role of a fort-monastery.

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  • Copyright: Nitin Bodh (stilllife27) (12)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-01
  • Categories: Castles
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 4:27
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