Bardan, Padum , Jammu and Kashmir , India
Located 12 kilometers south of Padum, Bardan is an isolated monastery with about 40 Dugpa-Kargyud residences. Founded in the 17th century as the center for the first time of the monastic order Dugpa-Kargyud in Zanskar , Bardan controls several smaller establishments of the region, among them the famous monastery Sani .
The large assembly hall, around which all other structures are organized, contains beautiful statues of Buddhist divinities and small stupas in clay, bronze, wood and copper. At the top of a cliff that rises vertically from the rise of the Lungnak river bed, Bardan falls right on the trekking trail to Manali. Nearby is the smaller monastery of Muney, also worth a visit to appreciate its artistic treasures.