Key Monastery
Key, Himachal Pradesh 172114 [Direction]

The biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training center for Lamas, Key Monastery or Key Gompa, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, situated close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Situated at an elevation of 13,668 feet above sea level on top of a mountain, Key Monastery is one of the most divine and one of the well-known tourist destinations in Spiti Valley.

The Monastery is supposed to have been established in the 11th century by Dromtön, a pupil of the great teacher, Atisha. An example of 14th-century monastic architecture, the walls of the monastery are covered with paintings and murals.

Along with Tabo Monastery and Dhankar Gompa, the Monastery now belongs to the Gelugpa sect. The key monastery also has a compilation of antique paintings and books, including Buddha pictures.

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