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Thiksey Monastery

Address: Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

a very beautiful place to see. the cleanliness and scenic beauty is a must see....... A leh traveller will definitely visit this monastry......

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A calm and serene monastery...and the people living in the noisy cities will love the lovely atmosphere. The Prayer Wheel is very attractive. The monks are very kind and friendly that they willingly answers to our queries.

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Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The view from the rooftop was breath taking. Awesome view. Watch the prayers if you interested. For guys, you'll get a great view even when you're taking a pee at the toilet on your way up. Oh... The toilets are very clean too.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Amazing!! Must visit...you'll love the place although there is a lotta climbing...but it's worth the effort.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For people going first time, there is a easy way from the parking at the base of the monastery. We friends took the other long route with 100 plus stairs to climb. We were dead after the climb but rejuvenated to see the buddha statue there. Donot forget to take a picture of the group at the base of the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in Thiksey for the Festival in November and it was really exciting. The danceswere all day long and the masks were amazing. The Monastery itself is very scenic in the landscape.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This beautiful monastery resembles Potala Palace in Tibet (havent been there) is famous for a two storey Maitreya Buddha statue. But it is its authentic Buddhism and picturesque architecture which the visit so much worth. We had to choose only one monastery in Leh as we were had only one spare day after a trek nearby, glad we went for... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

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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