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Sani Monastery

, Kargil

  (part of Ladakh region)

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Situated on the way to Kargil, about 6 km to the west of Padum is the Sani Monastery. Also known as Turtot Gyat, the monastery is one among the 8 most sacred places of the Buddhists. Built by the Emperor Kanishka during 2nd century, the monastery is visited by most of the Luminaries of Himalayan Buddhism which includes Padma Sambhava, Naropa and Marpa. Housing some of the ancient paintings, the monastery is a worth visiting place.
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