Barkhang Monastery

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Barkhang Monastery
Tomb Raider II
Section Tibet Section
Level No 12
Length (*)
  • Game Time: 70 minutes

Secrets 3
Location Asia, Tibet
Level Chronology:
Tibetan Foothills Barkhang Monastery Catacombs of the Talion

Barkhang Monastery is the twelfth level in Tomb Raider II.

Lara reaches the Monastery described by the dying monk back in the Diving Area, and by the use of the Seraph she gains access to the catacombs where the Talion lies, which opens the door to the Temple of Xian.

It is a common practice to not shoot at the monks, and they are the first time in Tomb Raider history that Lara encounters who are not hostile at her, with the exception of Winston. Also the monks will help Lara throughout the level by attacking the mercenaries who arrived there before Lara. Simply one shot at the monks will turn every inhabitant of the monastery against Lara, dramatically changing the difficulty of the level. However when the monks are busy fighting the mercenaries, a few stray bullets at the monks will sometimes be ignored. Due to the lack of availability to switch targets in the game's auto-aiming system, it's best for the player to just observe the battle and finish off the rest if the monks died.

The main tourist attraction of this level is the giant four-armed-Buddha statue, situated in the grand hall which serves as the central hub of this non-linear level.


Main article: Tomb Raider II Story

Lara follows the trail left by the Fiamma Nera cult and reaches the entrance to a monastery. During the course of the level Lara travels around the monastery and surrounding mountains for five Prayer Wheels, uncovered by the use of keys and gemstones, to gain access to the Seraph Chamber.


  • Find the five Prayer Wheels scattered to the monastery and place them to their receptacles



In this level you can find 3 stone dragons.

Artefacts & Keys



  • Uzis (if not obtained earlier)


First Aid
More Gear


Traps & Obstacles


Obstacles, Triggers & Puzzles

Typical Scenery of the Level

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