Simbiling Monastery

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Simbiling Monastery, also known as Shambuling Gompa, Shepeling Dzong and Taklakot Gompa[citation needed], was located next to the large fort of Tegla Kar (Lying Tiger Fort)[citation needed] on a ridge near Taklakot, above the town of Purang, in the Ngari province, which is just over the border from India, in western Tibet in the valley of the Karnali River, which is known in Tibet as the Mapchchu Khambab - the 'Peacock Mouth River' or 'River Formed from the Mouth of a Peacock'.