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Thiksey Monastery

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Address: Leh, India
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the monastry's location is surreal from the top you can see the whole valley with Indus river meandering thru far away the Stok range is visible the chamber for worship is superb

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

the monastry's location is surreal from the top you can see the whole valley with Indus river meandering thru far away the Stok range is visible the chamber for worship is superb

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It's a Buddhist monastery where you can feel the peace and tranquillity of Leh. The view from the monastery is breath taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Thiksey Monastery is one of oldest one in LEH which is situated on top of a rock. You can have a feeling of devotion after seeing a huge number of monks praying and busy in themselves. The structure is made in old times and same can be felt after looking at the wood used in monastery. Maintenance is good reason... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Monks begin their prayer session at 8:00 am. Visitors are allowed to sit around the main entrance. Early morning views from the roof are fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited this monastery last May. Arcitecture of monastery is excellent. I found peace and serenity there. Since its located on high attitude, Views from this place are excellent. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A beautiful, imposing complex of many buildings, a top a small hillock. Views from the monastery are simply stunning.

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There was nothing that I disliked at Thiksey. Its a good walk to acclimatise too, and not too strenuous. but please do not visit on your First day in Leh. If visiting Leh, then please visit Thiksey not before the second day, unless you are acclamitized or have driven up. Its beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

located at small mountain so clean and peaceful place ...u can see whole leh from the top of it ..just sit for sometime here and relax yourself...do remember its closed from 2-4 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Situated in the outskirts of Leh, Thiksey Monastery is one of the very well known Monasteries out there. The place is well maintained, very quiet and calm and offers awesome views of the landscape. Be careful with the climb up to the Monastery since you can tire down pretty quickly given the conditions there. Carry lots of Water with you.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited this monastery in Jan 2015 and it was closed. We get a good view from the top of monastery. The view of this monastery from the road is also a good sight to capture.

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