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Thiksey Monastery

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Even a short visit to Thiksey can make you feel that you have visited another planet - another time! A trip to Ladakh should be considered incomplete without feeling history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even a short visit to Thiksey can make you feel that you have visited another planet - another time! A trip to Ladakh should be considered incomplete without feeling history and an almost alien culture at this wonderful monastery.

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful Gompa, it has great views and one must visit this place. It's one of the largest ministries in the area and sometimes you can catch the monks in their prayerr hour

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all the monasteries located in and out of Leh, Thiksey Monastery has many foot falls every year and is a common place of interest for all tourists. The prayer room is dimly lit and the majestic idol of Buddha stands in front of you like an impounding structure. The mild scent of agarbattis lingers in the cold and damp... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It too much walking but a great view of river and mountains across. Calmness and relaxation is the must one can achieve.

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thiksey monastery is not too far from Leh, easy drive takes you to the monastery steps. You can attend morning prayers here with the monks, admire the painted walls and pray to the future Buddha. Easy point of interest from Leh

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, this 15th century monastery is truly a jewel. Don't miss the two storeys high Maitreya Buddha, the Wheel of life mural, and the temple. Plus the view from the gompa is remarkable in itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a ok experience as i am not a big fan of monasteries. However its astonishing to know how these structures were built in those days without advance equipment which we have today.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thiksey monastery is around 20 Kms. away from Leh on Manali Road. The monastery is locally called as Gompa and one of the most sacred places of Leh. It is situated in Thiksey village and on the top of a hill. The monastery has a good view from road side. It is very peaceful place and any one who visit... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mesmerizing place in Leh. you must have seen this place in number of photos and videos. In fact in all most all Leh related photos must have this one in it. The Buddha Statue is the main attraction. Must visit for all.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

There was a very huge Buddha statue sitting on a lotus ( 2 storeys statue almost 15 meters high statue ) . The Buddha here was called Maitreya Buddha . Monks there told us it was future Buddha . When we were there, there was an occasion : head monk's birthday. There was a celebration. Lot of people gathered .... More 

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