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Address: Leh, India
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Wonderful place !!

This is a nice place with an amazing view. Like most of the monasteries in Ladakh, this is also well situated. When I started the walk, it was looking a bit boring to me, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place with an amazing view. Like most of the monasteries in Ladakh, this is also well situated. When I started the walk, it was looking a bit boring to me, but as you ascend upwards, this starts getting more and more interesting. The Buddha statue is very impressive, and the corridors are very artistic. where old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Thiksey monastery is one of the most architecturally grand Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh. It was a short ride from Leh approx 20 Kms which took us to this 12 storey gompa nestled atop an altitude of 11,800 feet. Entry fee is INR 100.00 It's a visual delight to watch this manastery surrounded by stark mountain scape of Leh Ladakh. Interior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Carry a good camera to capture the Beauty of the Monastery. You can explore more about the culture & beauty of Leh by visiting the place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

lovely pictures and artifacts in their museum. you have to pay a small fee to enter but worth it. also the toilets are very clean!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Monastery is something one can not miss when in ladakh. While most of the monasteries looks same from outside, one should go inside to find real picture. Buddhist monks chanting their mantras. Monastery has a large statue of Buddha, with unmatchable peace on his face.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Solace and peace of mind summarizes the Thiksey Monastery. Located at a beautiful location, the Monastery offers peace of mind. Worth a Visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

shop and bargain ..will find rates too high..so bargain bargain. and u will find all stuff either from delhi or near by states

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I visited this monastery twice during my stay of 06 days in Leh. The charm of this building is just amazing. A nice place to photograph. Shutterbugs should visit the place in morning time to get favorable light conditions. If you need some peace then choose a corner anywhere and seat. Avoid going there during afternoon hours between 1300 hrs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent Place you will find different experience from top . You can take your car on the top of Monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Outstanding! Looks very much like Potala Palace in Lhasa, but no Chinese soldiers standing around. Unlike many Buddhist monasteries I've visited, Thiksey is very permissive of photography and video inside, even during the ceremonies. In fact, we were even offered butter tea by the young monks during morning prayers. It's not my favorite beverage, for sure, but I wasn't gonna... More 

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