Ladakh, the land of many passes, snow clad mountains and arid land is among the highest of the world's inhabited plateaus. Ladakh has been the described as 'Moon Land', 'Magic Land', and 'Mysterious Land' for its unique landscape and exquisite culture. Ladakh has some of the largest and most beautiful lakes, Pangong and the Tsomoriri lakes. The centuries old culture of Ladakh has found expression in its monuments, monasteries, mosques, Imambaras, oral literature, paintings, fairs, and festivals. The monasteries or gompas constitute the most interesting and fascinating feature of the cultural landscape.