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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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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was a good monastery to check out, it was good size and there was a lot to see. There are also good views from the top of the surrounding area.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Thiksey is one of the oldest and biggest monastery in Leh with a beautiful giant God Buddha idol. You can also find many prayer wheels that you can spin to make your wish come true.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Liked:The silence. Dislike:Its quite steep to climb.One can get breathless when you go up. The Monks are really sweet.Ensure yu reach beafore 12 to see the monsatery as it closes at 1 for lunch.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

While moving from leh towards nubra valley, this monastery is awesome and it took us around 2 hrs to cover everything including some ancient scripts on the top floor where monks explained us about how old and how important these scripts are..... There is one more place on the top where there is one goddess in which women are not... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A short climb brings you to the top of this lovely monastery which has an assortment of shrines each dedicated to different aspect of the life of the Buddha. A large prayer hall provides a serene place to take in the chants of the monks.There's a beautiful golden statue of the Buddha in sitting posture which can be viewed at... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Thiksey Monastery is as impressive inside as it is outside. We attended the early morning prayer session, which we found very moving with its almost continuous chanting of prayers by the monks and the occasional clashing of cymbals and banging of drums. The serious side of prayers was broken with young monks dispensing tea and food to the older ones... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Thiksey Monastery is not just a site to visit but, to unlock the door to the inner experience. Besides the obvious bird-flight height location and splendor, it offers an opportunity to find a way to a deeper understanding of yourself and your universe. It has many small chambers, separate temples to visit and quiet ones ind through observation of a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This monastery has a beautiful and splendid statue if the Buddha. But the most striking thing is its peaceful surroundings. The barren and majestic mountains surrounding it add to the peace and serenity.

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Thane, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The place is nice but can be skipped to visit other attraction in Ladakh... If interested in history then u will love this monastery ..... Or u will feel u have wasted your time.... Would recommend to give a quick glance and proceed to a another location....

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The monastry is huge, made at different levels in the huge mountains. Its ancient and beautiful and the landscape around it adds to the wonderful beauty.

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