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Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Tabo

Tabo Gompa

The gompa was founded in AD 996, possibly by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, as Tibet's Guge kingdom expanded into these outlying territories, and is reckoned to be the oldest continuously functioning Buddhis…
Cave in Tabo


A number of caves on the hillside above the main road were part of the old monastery complex – a 200m walk starting up the steps opposite the Vijay Kumar shop.
Multicuisine in Tabo

Tiger Den

A top eating choice, almost next to the new monastery's entrance, with indoor and outdoor seating, and a great range of Indian, Tibetan and traveller food, plus delectable chilled apple juice.
Tibetan in Tabo

Cafe Kunzum Top

Kunzum Top serves tasty Tibetan, Spitian, Indian and Continental dishes in its sunny garden and cosy interior, and has good coffee.
Library in Tabo


The library has a collection of books on Buddhism, the local region and Tibet, mostly in English.
Museum in Tabo

Religious Museum

This small museum displays photos and artefacts related to life and events at Tabo's monastery.