14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Basgo Monastery

Basgo Monastery is a monastery based on Buddhist tradition and culture in the terrain of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Perched at the top of a hillock, it is situated nearly 40 kms away from Leh approaching to Nimmu which is on the highway of Srinagar-Kargil-Leh. The monastery was a fortress in the earlier years of Ladakh. The Basgo was the place of authority of the kingdom of Namgyal and was the center of culture and politics in those earlier days.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Basgo, India
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