10 Spectacular Places Which Will Get You Out of an Ordinary Life. This is Phuktal Monastery in south-eastern Zanskar, India. Founded by Gangsem Sherap Sampo in the early 12th century, the monastery is a unique construction built into the cliffside like a honeycomb. It is located on the mouth of a cave on the cliff face of a lateral gorge of a major tributary of the Lungnak River. Home to about 70 monks the monastery has a library and prayer rooms.