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|Location||Stok, Leh district Ladakh, India|
|Geographic coordinates||34°3′56.5″N 77°32′32″E / 34.065694°N 77.54222°ECoordinates: 34°3′56.5″N 77°32′32″E / 34.065694°N 77.54222°E|
Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Stok, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 15 kilometres south of Leh. It was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th Century and has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangyur. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually.[unreliable source?]
Next to the monastery is a 71-foot (22 m) high seated Gautama Buddha statue and temple, constructed between 2012-2015 and consecrated by the 14th Dalai Lama on 8 August 2016.[unreliable source?]
Around 2 km from the monastery is Stok Palace, built in 1820 as the summer home of Ladakhi royalty from the Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh.
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- ^ Mary Loosemore. "Information Board at the Gautama Buddha statue and temple, Stok Gompa". www.flickr.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.