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Dhankar Fort, Spiti Valley, India | by Puru Pawar
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Dhankar Fort, Spiti Valley, India

Dhang or dang means cliff, and kar or khar means fort. Hence Dhangkar means fort on a cliff. Dhankar Monastery was built as a fort monastery on the Central Tibetan pattern.The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers – one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a Gompa.

 

Dhankar is 32 km away from Kaza and elevated at 3800 meters

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Taken on August 4, 2015