Bardan Monastery

Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, lies at a distance of approximately 12 km to the south of Padum. It belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order. Infact, it was one of the first centers of Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order to be set up in Zanskar. Bardan Gompa of Leh Ladakh dates back to the 17th century. A number of smaller monasteries in the region come under the management of Bardan. One such monastery is the Sani Gompa.

Bardan Gompa consists of a large Dukhang, assembly hall. All the other structures within the monastery are structured around the Dukhang only. The hall boasts of some of the most magnificent statues of Buddhist divinities, along with some small stupas in clay, bronze, wood and copper. Near Bardan Monastery lies the monastery of Muney, famous for its splendid art treasures.

Location     : Approximately 12 km to the south of Padum

Belongs To: Dugpa-Kargyud Monastic Order
Founded In: 17th century