Phyang Monastery

Phyang Monastery, Phyang (or Phiyang) Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located 15 or 16 kilometers west of Leh in Ladakh , northern India . It was established in 1515. The site where the monastery now stands was once a part of the numerous monastic properties, offered during the time of Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial to Chosje Damma Kunga. Phyang Hill was the seat of a monastery, known as Tashi Chozong, established in 1515.
The monastery is one of only two in Ladakh belonging to the Drikung Kagyu, Dri-gung pa-o Drigungpa school, one of eight schools derived from the teachings of Phakmadrupa Dorje Gyelpo. Phyang contains numerous sacred shrines inside the monastery, frescoes dating to the royal period, and a 900-year-old museum which features an extensive collection of idols including a series of well-preserved Kashmiri bronzes dating back to the 14th century, thangkas , Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian guns and weapons.