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Thiksey Monastery

Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Gurgaon, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A good window to the showcase of Buddhist Culture. Visit during prayer time. The monastery is built on a hill & the climb is comfortable even for aged persons. A souvenir shop is situated at the entrance. The monastery has old wall paintings which are must-see, very informative & impressive.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visitied Thiksey at the end of our trip and had visited half a dozen monasteries already. What I really liked here was the Lunch. Price is 300Rs per person - the food is very Indian, delicous, well presented and hygienic. Do not miss the dessert (banana pudding - subtle, smooth, not too sweet)

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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see in the valley. Not too far from Leh, and with a great view from the top, as well as a very interesting set of prayer rooms, with wall-paintings and statues worth the visit. Sometimes, you can sit through a ceremony (no talking during the ceremony, as it is a sin for the monks).

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A visit to Ladakh would be incomplete without visiting Thiksey Monastery and the Meitraiya Buddha. A photo of the monastery is best shot from a far distance. If you climb to top of the monastery, you can have a good view of the scenery surrounding the monastery. We visited there on a very hot afternoon. Be prepared for sunglasses, hat... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The location of the monastery is amazing and the monastery itself is so beautiful and quite big. You can feel a soothing and relaxing energy. Many beautiful corners and rooms to explore. Beautiful statues allover ... and a very nice handicraft shop.

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Ludhiana
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This monastery is situated in at height which can be seen from a long distance & the view of Thiksey from far is better than near & it is easy to take a snap of the whole monastery from far also. This is the largest monastery in Ladakh. Monastery campus is nice & clean. From the top floor of the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is good hard climb but then may be worth it. We did not visit Hemis monastery which somebody mentioned to be the best in the area, but this one was better than all others we visited. It has very colourful settings inside and views from outside are also good.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Thiksey Monastery - is massive, on the Leh-Manali Highway. So many different sections, I wish we had time to explore them all. A long climb up, but well worth it. 3 story statue of Buddha, and monks chanting prayers in Tibetan. Nice views of surrounding countryside. Clean, and well kept. Good place to visit.

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hyderabad
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

For me Hemis & Thiksey are the best monastries in Leh. Do roma around inside climbing through the steps and reaching all the corners. This is by far the most colorful monastery I saw. The huge Buddha is the center of attraction but another thing people commonly miss is the view from the top of the monastery. Its awesome. See... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The climb up to the monastery from the parking lot in July end heat was difficult. However the prayer hall was filled with dozens of monks and prayers were being chanted. I sat for some time inside the prayer hall and was surprised to be served hot, milk tea along with the service to the monks and other visitors. The... More

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