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Thiksey Monastery

Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 42 Attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

place where you can talk to your soul. place where you can know your inner peace. you can find your ability and positivity. you can learn positivity for life. Let Go is the term you should learn from monastery and lord

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is really simple n nice place. If u know locals get the proper times at which monks pray n perform Pooja. That ll be gr8. The view of the city from the monastery is also good

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Monasteries as all know are the places where Buddhist monks reside. I like the way it is constructed and think its one of biggest monasteries in Ladakh region. Personally I loved the Maitreya Buddha Statue as you feel like looking at it forever.. One must definitely visit this temple in life and I heard that its one of most loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Out of all the monastries we visit I would highly recommend Thiksey for it's architecture and brilliant colorful picturesque view. The buddha statue is the most beautiful I have seen..

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Monastery is majestically cut into the rocks and stands abuting the road. The prayer flags fluttering in the breeze bring messages of peace as it were

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Thiksey monastery is a very calm and peaceful monastery in Leh. Situated in the Leh-Manali highway almost on the main road itself, it offers good view of the area around. Inside the monastery there are couple of temples and you can walk around the monastery. There is a small shop and restaurant within the campus of monastery itself.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Thiksey is a beautiful Buddhist monastery and should not be missed if you are in Ladakh. The monks give a morning wake up call on the roof that is nice to see, and also you can sit in on their morning prayers which is a lovely and spiritual experience. Also not to be missed is the enormous statue of Maitreya... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Buddha statue was the most awe inspiring of the 5 statues we saw in Ladakh. A big monastery with a number of priests busy in prayers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Gonpa is located out of the Leh town and can be easily reached by taxi or rental car which won't cost much. The beauty of the monetary is the Maitreya Buddha, which is very calm and beautiful.When we reached the Gonpa the monks were doing the daily prayers and the chants and their drums created a beautiful and almost... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You would be crossing this monastery quite a few times if you are up for exploring Leh. Do spare an hour or so to check this out. You have a good view of the city from here.. Be prepared to climb a few steps..

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