Yungdrung Gompa

Buddhist Monastery in Lamayuru

Lamayuru's gompa is one of the most photogenic Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. It caps the village's central hill, whose eroded slopes are huddled with picturesque homes and pitted with caves.

Behind glass within the gompa’s main prayer hall is a tiny cave-niche in which 11th-century mystic Naropa (AD 1016–1100) meditated.