Photographer's Note

The picture shows Lamayuru Monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh, situated on the way from Leh to Srinagar in India. It is said that the original monastery was built on this high hill vreated by Monk Naropa more than 1000 years ago. It was expanded subsequently by the builder-monk Rinchen Zangpo and is a typical example of Tibetan-Buddhist architecture.

The monastery houses more than 150 monks today and is highly revered in the region. It is located at an altitude of 3500 metres at a distnace of about 120 Kms from Leh.

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