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Thiksey Monastery

Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Situated atop a hill, with a winding road leading up to it that offers a good view of the monastery as one drives up, this place has been kept well to retain its ancient charm as well as make room for the new world to understand it. We visited this monastery as part of a group tour and hence it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The best Buddhist monasteries in India are in Sikkim, in my opinion. The ones around Leh are not bad but not particularly interesting or unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This was the first monastery visited by us as part of our Leh trip. Almost 2.5 hours from the army cant area in Leh where we stayed (courtesy my friend in Indian army). There is nominal fees for entry. You can visit a museum, temple and a hall.

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Thikse is a beautiful monastery in a great setting. There's lots to see, including a huge Maitreya statue and a number of impressive temples. However, the most magical thing is going there at dawn, when the monks go onto the roof and play longhorns and conch shells to greet the day. The view from the roof across the valley is... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

place where you can talk to your soul. place where you can know your inner peace. you can find your ability and positivity. you can learn positivity for life. Let Go is the term you should learn from monastery and lord

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is really simple n nice place. If u know locals get the proper times at which monks pray n perform Pooja. That ll be gr8. The view of the city from the monastery is also good

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Monasteries as all know are the places where Buddhist monks reside. I like the way it is constructed and think its one of biggest monasteries in Ladakh region. Personally I loved the Maitreya Buddha Statue as you feel like looking at it forever.. One must definitely visit this temple in life and I heard that its one of most loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Out of all the monastries we visit I would highly recommend Thiksey for it's architecture and brilliant colorful picturesque view. The buddha statue is the most beautiful I have seen..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Monastery is majestically cut into the rocks and stands abuting the road. The prayer flags fluttering in the breeze bring messages of peace as it were

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Thiksey monastery is a very calm and peaceful monastery in Leh. Situated in the Leh-Manali highway almost on the main road itself, it offers good view of the area around. Inside the monastery there are couple of temples and you can walk around the monastery. There is a small shop and restaurant within the campus of monastery itself.

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