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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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Launceston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful beyond words and the perfect place to mediate and observe morning chanting -- puja! We went twice and it was a different experience both times. All of the monestaries and palaces are incredible. Such history and spirituality.

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The huge statues of Buddha are a must-visit. A most beautiful monastery visited by the faithful of all ages.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Magical, mystical, impressive. Visited this in the summers. On Indian soil....shows a clear diversity yet unity.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Its a 12 storey huge monastery abt an hour drive to the south of Leh City on the Manali Leh Highway.This place houses Mahakala temple, sridevi temple, tara temple, maitreya buddha temple,palden lhamo temple, prayer hall, gold and silver stupa, museum and a resturant. Thiskey monastery also offers guest houses for stay. The Maitreya buddha and gold and silver stupa... More

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