Tawang | India
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Tawang is a town in the Himalayas in the far west of the state of Arunachal Pradesh in North-Eastern India. The second-largest Buddhist monastery (gompa) in the world is here, and was built in 1681.


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An icon of Sakyamuni Buddha in the Tawang Monastery Tawang Monastery. A Tibetan Buddhist gompa (fortified monastery) of the Gelugpa sect that was constructed in 1681. It is the second-largest Buddhist monastery in the world and home to more than 500 lamas (monks). The celebrated 6th Dalai Lama was born here. Jaswant Garh or Tawang War Memorial. A large, impressive Indian Army memorial, commemorating hundreds of soldiers who fought in the 1962 war against the Chinese. Jaswant Singh Rawat, who along with two other soldiers fought the Chinese Army invading Tawang, during the battle of Nuranang. Rfn. Jaswant Singh Rawat was posthumously awarded with the Mahavir Chakra. His two colleagues L Nk. Trilok Singh Negi, along with Rfn Gopal Singh Gusain, were awarded with the Vir Chakra. Nuranang Falls, also called Jang Falls or Bong Bong Falls. A beautiful and spectacular waterfall about a kilometre (0.6 mi) from the town of Jang. P.T.Tso Lake. Situated above Tawang, the lake is frozen for 4–5 months of the year. You can hire a local vehicle to get there. The lake itself is splendid, and the views from it are unbelievable. Anni Gompa. A Buddhist monastery managed by nuns. Anni means nun. You need to request your guide or taxi driver to take you there. Madhuri Lake or Shungetsar Lake. Named after Madhuri Dixit, a famous Bollywood actress. Tibetan Medical Dispensary. It is a short distance from main Tawang. A doctor of Tibetan medicine examines you and prescribes Tibetan medicines. Walk around the charming town.