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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

Diskit | 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, India
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Ranked #30 of 185 attractions in Kashmir
Type: Religious Sites
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

For some it is Thiksey, for some it is Alchi, but I like Diskit the most. Divided in two sections the old and the new, it offers a great sight for the photographers. The view from the top is breathtaking

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Ludhiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

From Nubra valley our car ran for Diskit Monastery. There was an entry fee of fifty rupees per person with car. Looking nice lower views from the corridor of gompa. Nice buddha statue glowing & praising each person.

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Overijse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very old monastery, not very different from other monasteries apart from the wonderful views it offers over the valley and on the snow capped mountains. 20 Rs per person entrance fee.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Next to the gigantic Maitreya statue Diskit Gompa stretches on a mountain edge. The protector chamber was by far the most mystic place of this compound of several houses. We liked the story about the Mongolian soldier killed here during a war long time ago. You still can find his skull and forearm in the hands of one of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the highlight of the Nubra valley trip from Leh. The buddha statue towers over the valley and can be forgiven its rather gaudy paint job. The monastery nearby clings precipitously to the rock promontory on which it is built and is fun to scramble up. Don't miss it!

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a OK-OK Monastery located in Nubra Valley. There are very less steps to climb. There is No souvenir shop. There is 1 big Buddha Statue for which it is famous for. There is 1 small temple also which is also OK. Photography is allowed inside but without using Flash. The view from the top of the Monastery of... More

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Rawatbhata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

120 KM from Leh this open Monestary is situated in Nubra valley. Public and private bus service and taxi service is available from Leh and its take more than 3 Hrs to reach here depending upon the number of break you take in between and of course at Khardung La. At 8:15 am we left Leh and at 10:00 am... More

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New Delhi
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It’s a good monastery , though to me all look alike . The best is the big buddha statue. The statue is pretty, offers a great panoramic view of the landscape and makes it a perfect photo point. Recommended for a quick visit on way to Hundur

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley It belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa, in the 14th century. It is a sub-gompa of the Thikse gompa. Diskit Monastery is connected to Mongol mythology in that... More

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NOIDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Probably the most photographed Buddha statue is here. This place has a majestic view of the surroundings. The history of war fought around this place is very interesting.

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