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My Favorite of Leh's Monasteries

If you are spending any amount of your time in Leh doing taxi-driven road trips, your chances of coming across multiple monasteries is 100%. There's a good chance we stopped at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you are spending any amount of your time in Leh doing taxi-driven road trips, your chances of coming across multiple monasteries is 100%. There's a good chance we stopped at every noteworthy monastery we drove by, each with their own proud highlight, whether it be age, size, population, artwork, etc. Each asks (read: charges) a fee either upon main... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

the simplicity of the monastery and the significance of the statues of Buddha, Manjushri and Tara are very fascinating.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in central Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley. The Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism is located at the top of hill. The monastery is famous for its architecture and its location. The 12 storey monastery has 10 temples, assembly... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful monastery "maybe" . The views from the top are spectacular. Even the view of the monastery itself from the road going up is beautiful. I saw a lovely buddhist prayer dance while here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Thiksey Monestary is one of the best Monestary to visit in Leh apart from Shanti Stupa . Food was very good and once can have lunch when in Leh

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Huge monastery. Has a very good shop to pick up some of the sovenirs / mementoes and also a full fledged food joint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Thiksey gompa is very near Leh on Leh-Manali highway. The place is seen from the highway and is really a photogenic place. The vehicle takes you to the gate but there is some good number of steps to climb here to visit the monastery, which may be tiring. The charges to visit the monastery are 30 per person which takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Must visit, to appreciate the efforts these guys have taken to build a huge monastery in the middle of no where. The architecture is unique to this region. The views from the top are fantastic. The Buddha statue is the biggest in Ladakh. The monks are friendly, but tourists should not irritate them. They are in that monastery to meditate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

İt is wonderfull monastery. It looks like Potala in Tibet. The energy is also very holly..There are nice buddha status

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful monastery. Breathtaking view on Indus valley as well. Really worth a visit! (be careful with opening times though, as the large Buddha statue is not always visible)

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