is a small town located in Ladakh
, which is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is perhaps most famous for the nearby Klu-kkhyil (meaning "water spirits") Gompa
. The monastery was first built in the 14th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a twenty-five foot tall gold-covered Buddha statue
. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa
- Lonely Planet, India (9th Ed.). 2001. Lonely Planet Publications, Melbourne.