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Must visit place in Leh

More than 600yrs old Monastery situated at 11,800 ft height. Its a very old building and depicts the core of the Buddhist culture. You will feel the peace and charm at the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

More than 600yrs old Monastery situated at 11,800 ft height. Its a very old building and depicts the core of the Buddhist culture. You will feel the peace and charm at the same time.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This monastery is nice. There is a big statue of Buddha which looks divine and is really beautiful. It has many levels and you get a panoramic view from all levels. The sight of the mountains, valleys and the roads is amazing and one feels like just sitting there and soaking in the calmness. It started raining when we reached... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Thiksey Monastery has the largest Gompa in Ladakh & is located at an altitude of about 11,800 ft in the Indus Valley. It is a huge complex and houses old Buddhist art such as beautiful thangkas, wall paintings and swords & these are well preserved here

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

About 30 kms from Leh towards Manali. Ancient heritage of Buddhism, its an education in lives of monks of yore. Well preserved fresco paintings on wall,indegenious architecture command appreciation.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was the place where I spent couple of hours quietly in silence and learnt the way monks live. Must place monastery to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent architecture and is off locale. We passed through 3 water passes to visit. Place is perched on a hill like all monastaries in Leh

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When on one Aug, 15 evening I visited this monastery, it started raining with dark clouds conspiring at the top. The view of the road to Leh from atop the monastery is magificient. This monastery belongs to the yellow hat sect of buddhism. I had a wonderful calm time at Thiksey. Worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Outside Leh this Monastery has a wonderful selection of Temples & huge statue of Buddha.Perched on top of a hill it has fantastic views over the valley & to the mountains beyond. There are many monks here & a school which gives it a real vitality.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, future Buddha statue is amazing, glacier view from top is beautiful, great mountain view from the top of Monastry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice & beautiful! Calm & pleasant inside! Beautiful location, situated around 10-12 kms from leh!

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