Padum, Kargil

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Padum also known as Padam is located at a distance of about 240 km from Kargil and is the largest town of the Zanskar Tehsil. In older times, this town acted as the capital of the Zanskar Empire. The prime attractions of the town include the Mud Palace of the local king, a small monastery, and rock carvings from the 8th century found near a river. An ancient village known as Pibiting, located on a small hill there, has a beautiful monastery which also attracts visitors.

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