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Thiksey Monastery

Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This monastery is beautiful in every terms. Still in it's almost original condition beautiful view and picturesque. The feel of Buddhism runs through you as you enter this monastery. A true pleasure and must visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a picturesque monastery. Located high above roads from Leh to East, the monastery is visible from all locations. If you want to take picture of this, I recommend not just from the front, but also from side which has mountains as background.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone travelling to Leh. It is a 40 min drive from Leh through the beautiful scenic and rustic villages. The monastery is seems like it has been frozen in time from the 15th century.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Very nice Monastery. Since you will be seeing a lot of these, it is good to pick and visit the good ones. This is surely one of them.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited this monastery during Aug 2007. This monastery is located very close to Leh. A must visit place on the Leh itinerary. The view from this place is awesome!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was by far the best monastery we visited in Ladakh. Have good amount of time on your hands as this one is huge. The view of the valley from the monastery is another reason for not to miss it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful architecture! located up on the Hill with panorama view of the brown ridges of the snow cap mountain.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A well maintained, working monastery. It's a commanding aight and there are great views from the top and lots of areas to explore in it

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Guwahati, Assam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I got truly pacified visiting this monastery at Leh. The spiritual feelings of Buddhism was found by me at this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

a must see - incredible views and architecture close to leg - went in off-season and was the only tourist there

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