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Chemrey is a Drukpa Kagyu monastery located outside of Leh in Ladakh. It was built by Taktsang Repa Ngawang Gyatso as a memorial following King Sengge Namgyel's death. Construction began in March 1644 and was completed in 1645 or 1646.


Rizvi, Janet. 1996. Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 234-235.


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