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Tawang Gompa

Tawang’s biggest attraction is the magical Tawang Gompa, founded in 1681. Reputedly the world’s second-largest Buddhist-monastery complex after Drepung Monastery (in Lhasa, Tibet), Tawang is famed in Buddhist circle…
Monastery in Tawang Valley

Urgeyling Gompa

The ancient if modest Urgeyling Gompa is where the sixth Dalai Lama was born. Before he left for Lhasa, it's said that he stuck his walking stick into the ground and it eventually grew into a giant oak tree that fla…
Chinese in Tawang Valley

Dragon Restaurant

The cosy Dragon Restaurant is Tawang’s best eatery, serving freshly made local dishes such as churpa (delicious fermented-cheese broth with fungi and vegetables), momos (Tibetan dumplings), fiery chilli chicken and …
Bar in Tawang Valley

Orange Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Located along Tawang's main drag, this convivial bar comes alive in the evenings with chilled beers, pleasant company, fairy lights on the walls, loud music and TV. Entry is from the side of the building, across a p…
Multicuisine in Tawang Valley

Se La Restaurant

In the heart of town, Se La Restaurant has a standard range of tasty Indian, Chinese and Tibetan dishes. It's located on the 1st floor, above a row of clothing and ration stores.
Religious in Tawang Valley

Losar

For a few days in February, Tawang hosts the dazzling Tibetan New Year festival of Losar, marked by prayer sessions and colourful masked dances at the Tawang Gompa.
Museum in Tawang Valley

Museum

This small but interesting museum contains images, robes, telescopic trumpets and ancient manuscripts, along with some personal items of the sixth Dalai Lama.
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Buddha Mahotsav

This three-day modern Buddhist cultural festival takes place in autumn and features plenty of ritual, ceremony and colourful masked dances.