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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

Diskit | 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, India
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Ranked #29 of 185 attractions in Kashmir
Type: Religious Sites
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Raigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Another Monastery in Nubra Valley at diskit village. to visit here you have to take flight of steep steps. not a easy to go upto the top. However you can visit the Buddha Statue in front of Monastery where you can enjoy the lovely view of Valley.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to the Diskit monastery complex, but not all of us went inside the monastery. To go up to the monastery, you have to take a flight of steep steps, which we were not in a mood to do so. We stood near the entrance, waiting for the others. In this time, we enjoyed the sunset & looking around... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Diskit village is located about 7 Km prior to the Nubra Valley along the hilly terrain which houses the monastery. As one enters the gate of the monastery, there is a public school to the left followed by two inner roads. One towards the left leads to the prayer hall where the 32 meter high Maitreya Buddha statue stands tall.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Diskit Monastery is in the District/town of Diskit in Nubra valley. Apart from religious reasons, the views around this gompa are worth a visit. The climb can be steep and not for anyone who has a problem with the knees. Also the last part of the climb was on uneven stairs and my wife and I gave up and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

On our return from Nubra , we visited this Gompa. A beautiful,peaceful, and a place which is very good for study. All round scenic beauty. The Tankha brought from Tibet are flowing suspended from the ceiling, the story of Buddha, the future Buddha and others.I am not capable to write much about this Monastery, one can always find references on... More

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