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Thiksey Monastery

Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Leh has many monasteries and nearby places also have many considering the rich Buddhist culture in this area, but Thiksey Monastery is the best among all. It is the most picturesque and has most of the things that you will find in other monasteries. This should be a must watch in your list.

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

It is located almost one hour from the Leh town. It is a good Monastery located in the mountains. To enter the Monastery you will need to climb some steep stairs. At the entrance there is a ticket window where you need to buy a ticket for INR100 or so. There 2 huge Buddha statue/idols in the premises & at... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Quite scenic to behold. You wonder at the long continuity of habitation and use of the establishment.

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mt barker, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Although touristy still a worthwhile place to see. Close enough to leh to make a good day trip or even stay overnight.

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Launceston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Got a taxi early from Leh to be at the monastery by 6am to see the monks blowing their horns on the roof. Gorgeous morning, great views, wonderful experience. Then inside to sit and absorb morning prayers, offerings of 'tea' as we sat around the walls in silence listening to the prayers and smiling at the novice monks who knew... More

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not many of us have the courage to climb extra steps ... .. this monestry really tests Your stamina ... just climb at the top .And click a 360 view , It was mind blowing . We stayed in ladakh for almost 9-10 Days . This monestry gives you the one of the best 360 shot .Click it as your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an excellent place to visit though you will need to be able bodied to get around. Interesting temples and high above the valley.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Faithful monastery with huge Buddha statue. Needs your strength to climb up to pay respect to the Buddha. The restaurant opposite to the monastery is great and always busy

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of the monastery where i saw the old scrolls, a huge Buddha Statue, prayer room and an amazing from top of this monastery.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very impressive from ground level.A good climb is required to go to the top to view the surrounding countryside and the huge Maitreyee Buddha Image and the prayer hall. They also have a good restaurant at the entrance to the Monastery and the toilets are very clean and well maintained.

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