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Tabo Monastery located in the Tago village of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh was founded in 996 CE. Tabo is noted for being the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.There are many priceless collections of thankas (scroll paintings), manuscripts, well-preserved statues, frescos and extensive murals which cover almost every wall.
The old entry hall, which originally formed the only part of the complex, has retained the paintings of 996 AD.The monastery was built by the kings of the lost Purang-Guge kingdom whose ancestry is traced to the ancient Tibetan monarchy.
Visited Tabo in the summer of 2009. It was an unforgettable experience...

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