(Last Updated on : 29/11/2014)
Pibiting Monastery is one of the beautiful monuments
in India. The monastery is nestled in the old village
of Pibiting in Kargil
of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is situated near Padum
which is named after Padmasambhava. The village of Pibiting is dominated by this hilltop monastery. The monastery plays a key role in promoting tourism of the place. It attracts lots of tourists from various places of the world.
Attractions of Pibiting Monastery
The monastery is famous for its beautiful architecture. It is built in the shape of a chorten or Stupa and is placed at the top of a hill. It is believed that Kanishka
, the influential king of the Kushan dynasty
, constructed the monastery in 2nd century.
It offers expansive views of scenic beauty. The surrounding of the monastery is calm and peaceful. The vicinity of the monastery is ideal for trekking
. Padum has become famous as a major trekking base.
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