E Ladakh Tourism

Phyang Monastery

Address: Phyang, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

Phyang Monastery, Phyang Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located in Fiang village, Phyang monastery is located 17 km west from Leh in Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir in north India. Phyang and Lamayuru are the only monasteries in Ladakh that belong to Dri-gung-pa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The name Phyang was derived from Gang Ngonpo that means the blue mountain, which is situated behind the monastery. Legend has it that the foundation of the monastery was laid by Denma Kunga Drakpa. It is said that Drakpa stayed at the area in a tented camp to contemplate the beauty of the place.

The main attraction for tourists in Phyang Gompa complex is the 900 years old museum. This museum exhibits a rich collection of numerous idols and thangkas besides variety of weapons and firearms of Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian origin. In this Monastery, the festival of Gang-Sngon Tsedup is held every year from 17th day to 19th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. The monastery serves as the venue for the sacred dances held every year on the 2nd and 3rd of the 6th month of the Tibetan calendar.

Festivals: Gang-Sngon Tsedup Festival-; 28 and 29 of the fifth month; Sacred dances -2nd -3rd of the 6th month

Phyang monastery festival

The Phyang monastery festival attracts large number of tourists. Dance, music and mask dance are high point of the event. The Cham dance by the lamas is quite spectacular to watch. There are no hotels, resorts or home stays near Phyang monastery. Leh is a good option to stay. Since there aren�t too many hotels around the corner, most restuarants and eateries are also located near Leh. It is advisable to carry your own food while traveling to the Phyang Monastery. The best time to visit Phyang monastery is between May and September, when the weather remains warm. Most of the entry points to Phyang remain closed after November due to heavy snowfall.