Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India

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Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Cold Desert Cultural Landscape comprises parts of Ladakh, Spiti and Kinnaur. The landscape is characterized by very high elevation and very little rain. The inhabitants of its scattered settlements practice their own distinct Buddhist culture, which is visible in the many Gompas. The region is also a retreat for the Snow Leopard, Tibetan Antelope and Himalayan Wolf.

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Full Name
Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India
Country
India
Added
2015
Type
Mixed
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2015 Revision

Includes FTWHS Hemis Gompa (1998-2015)

2015 Revision

Includes former TWHS Buddhist Monastery Complex, Alchi, Leh, known as Alchi Chos-kor (1998) and Hemis Gompa (1998)

2015 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India: Leh-Kargil areas of Ladakh (T)
Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India: Spiti (T)

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