Ladakh Monasteries 1979-80
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Lamayuru village

LAMAYURU 2

This is Ladakh's oldest monastery, going back to the 10th century.The temple complex with its attendant houses for the monks and the village below are not the original buildings of course. The pressures of being on a major trade route in the past and the constant cycles of demolition and reconstruction by the monks themselves have led to great changes in the buildings over the years.

This view shows the ancient approach down the valley past many chortens lining the road.

 

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