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Rizong Gompa

The Rizong Gompa of Ladakh was founded by the great Lama Tsultim Nima in the year 1831. It belongs to the Gelukpa Order, and is situated at a distance of approximately 73 km from the Leh town. The monastery serves as the residence of approximately 40 monks. However, they have to follow some very strict rules. The monks of the monastery are not permitted to have anything on their person, except for religious robes and books. Rizong Monastery of Leh Ladakh consists of a number of shrines inside its complex.