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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

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Address: Diskit | 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, India
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Majestic statue in the middle of the desert

On our way to Nubra Valley and reaching Diskit, you spot this lil statue of Buddha from a distance on top a of a hill. As you approach it, you realize that its a huge statue that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On our way to Nubra Valley and reaching Diskit, you spot this lil statue of Buddha from a distance on top a of a hill. As you approach it, you realize that its a huge statue that is built in front of the Diskit monastery. The monastery has a pretty long flight of stairs, so ensure you have your bottle... More 

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Meerut, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The statue of the Buddha can be seen from km before it was huge very nicely colored and the place was neatly maintained, no donation was asked neither box were placed like ours mosque and temple, we should learn from them simple living, humble helpful and always smiling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

On the way to the Nubra valley or on your return, do not miss this beautiful monastery situated atop a small mountain. Standing tall, the figurine of Maitreyi Buddha will overwhelm you. This faces the shyok river and overlooks another monastery.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The view in the evenings around sunset at this place is mesmerizing and the huge buddha statue is amazing.

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pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Diskit Monastery is quiet and serene monastery in Nubra valley. We visited early morning and the views from the top were spectacular. There is an entry fee of Rs 20(or 50 not sure) but its worth it. At the top you can enjoy the peace and solitude that we crave for in our city life. The old monastery visible from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The setting of the gongs is picturesque. And the approach equally so as one passes through arid flats - one feels transported to quite another terrain. The monastery is rather similar to the ones on the windward side of Khardungla. The lamas are, however, gruff and refused to open a temple for me. My righteous anger about having paid an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited Diskit monastery whilst our stay in Nubra valley. Recently, around 2008 they have built this huge 105 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha (next incarnation of Buddha). One can have glorious view of Nubra valley. Also on the other side we see the hundur valley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Diskit Gompa is a very old monastery. To reach the top you need to climb some stairs. It has a few old temples with an interesting story attached. In the newly build diningroom we were offered some nice masala tea. The new statue opposite the monastery is not our cup of tea. Too large. Too colourful. Too modern.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Hello Friends , this is the beautiful place must go the there beautiful and big Gompa. You can take your car on the top and from the top you see beautiful nature of Nubra valley.Must go eye opening view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The 32 meter statue of Buddha will hold your view when you are on your way to the Nubra Valley Sand Dunes. You cannot resist visiting this place as it is just a 30 minute detour. More of a photography destination for tourists.

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