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Samstanling Monastery, Nubra Valley


Samstanling Monastery or gompa is a well-known Buddhist site in the Nubra Valley. Tourists on a trip to the Nubra Valley are recommended to explore this monastery. Situated between Kyagar and Sumur village, it was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima. Travellers primarily visit this monastery for the collection of Buddhist scrolls, frescos, and Buddhist statues. In 1962, Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai-Lama, was invited for the inauguration of the seven temples of the gompa. There are around 50 monks living in this monastery whose daily needs are fulfilled by the monastery governing body.

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