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Caught in the fast fading, golden evening light the Ki Monastery, the oldest and largest gompa in Spiti has a spectacular location (4116m) atop a conical hill about 14 kms from Kaza.
Built by Ringchen Zangpo it was invaded 3 times in the 19th century by the Ladakhis, Dogras and Sikhs.
Hit by an earthquake in 1975 it was partially destroyed but donations by the poorest and the richest have seen it rebuilt!

Famous for its priceless silk paintings ( thangkas) it allows no photography on the inside!

So instead is a picture of this landmark of Spiti from across the Spiti river. The colours are un touched by post processing.
Enjoy Himachal!

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Additional Photos by Vijay Parmar (ttmountainman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 24 N: 662] (2279)
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