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Thiksey Monastery

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Peace personified

The Thiksey Monastery, as many other Leh monasteries do, commands a fantastic view and you do feel a lot of power and peace in the aura as you enter. The best feature of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Thiksey Monastery, as many other Leh monasteries do, commands a fantastic view and you do feel a lot of power and peace in the aura as you enter. The best feature of the monastery is undoubtedy the huge Buddha statue. I would suggest going there in the morning and spending some time there as opposed to monastery-hopping, as many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thiksey was a very special experience. The ambiance was super calm. And the views around were breathtaking. I spent almost 3 hours here. Thiksey has a big statue of Buddha, called the Maitreya Buddha. This monastery also reminded me of the movie Dil Se, parts of which were shot in the compound. And also a very famous documentary titled Samsara... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is good.. Try to go in the morning time as the sun falls on the monestry.. It's calm place inside .. If u go to this place during season and when there is snow capped mountains . The view is great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a nice place with an amazing view. Like most of the monasteries in Ladakh, this is also well situated. When I started the walk, it was looking a bit boring to me, but as you ascend upwards, this starts getting more and more interesting. The Buddha statue is very impressive, and the corridors are very artistic. where old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Thiksey monastery is one of the most architecturally grand Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh. It was a short ride from Leh approx 20 Kms which took us to this 12 storey gompa nestled atop an altitude of 11,800 feet. Entry fee is INR 100.00 It's a visual delight to watch this manastery surrounded by stark mountain scape of Leh Ladakh. Interior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Carry a good camera to capture the Beauty of the Monastery. You can explore more about the culture & beauty of Leh by visiting the place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

lovely pictures and artifacts in their museum. you have to pay a small fee to enter but worth it. also the toilets are very clean!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Monastery is something one can not miss when in ladakh. While most of the monasteries looks same from outside, one should go inside to find real picture. Buddhist monks chanting their mantras. Monastery has a large statue of Buddha, with unmatchable peace on his face.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Solace and peace of mind summarizes the Thiksey Monastery. Located at a beautiful location, the Monastery offers peace of mind. Worth a Visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

shop and bargain ..will find rates too high..so bargain bargain. and u will find all stuff either from delhi or near by states

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