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Basgo Monastery

Coordinates: 34°13′12″N 77°16′48″E / 34.22000°N 77.28000°E / 34.22000; 77.28000
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Basgo Monastery, Ladakh

Basgo Monastery, also known as Basgo or Bazgo Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery located in Basgo or Bazgo on the bank of Indus River in Leh District of Ladakh in northern India approximately 5 km west of Nimoo and 40 km east from Leh. Although the monastery was built for the Namgyal rulers in 1680, Bazgo itself was embedded in the early days of Ladakh and is frequently mentioned in the Ladakhi Chronicles when it was a political and cultural center.[1] In the 15th century, a palace was built in Basgo.

The monastery is situated on top of the hill towering over the ruins of the ancient town and is noted for its Buddha statue and murals. The complex comprises the Chamchung, Chamba Lakhang, and Serzang temples, dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha. [2]

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  1. ^ "Basgo Monastery". India9.com. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  2. ^ "World Monuments Fund: Basgo Gompa (Maitreya Temples)". World Monuments Fund. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

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34°13′12″N 77°16′48″E / 34.22000°N 77.28000°E / 34.22000; 77.28000