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Address: Likir, Leh, India

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Place of the Giant Sitting Buddha

A little away from Leh, but a place worth visiting. Beautiful drive and the views of the giant Sitting Buddha statue is great. This is a big place and very beautiful and calm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A little away from Leh, but a place worth visiting. Beautiful drive and the views of the giant Sitting Buddha statue is great. This is a big place and very beautiful and calm.

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Mohali, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Located on Leh - Srinagar Highway about 45 - 50 KMs from Leh, Likir Monastry is about 4 KMs on a link road. The entrance to the Monastry is indicated on the main road by a gate. A huge golden Statue of Gautama Buddha is the main attraction of the Likir Moanstry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The monastery is superb with great views onto the surrounding mountains. It is also nice to walk down to the village for a great shot of the entire complex

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place has a hudge idol of lord budhha which attracts the eyes of travellers. This place is near nimmo village around 60 km from leh on leh kargil highway.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was in my opinion the most beautiful monastery around Leh. The view from the monastery was great, the monastery was beautiful and its setting within the landscape was amazing.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An extremely peaceful place. To reach this place, cross Saspul (on the Srinagar-Leh highway) and keep a watch towards your left. You will hit the road going towards Likir before entering Leh and after crossing Saspul (approx. 10-12kms away from Saspul). The highway is in excellent condition but the road leading to the monastery is not in a very good... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Though there is a road leading to the monastery from Likir village, we chose to trek the two kilometers from our home stay and that was a good decision. We got to enjoy the scenery, talked to some of the local people, took lot of pictures and overall a good time there. The monastery was one of the oldest in... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We trekked to this monastery from the Likir village. Wonderful route to trek and a nice view from the monastery. Monastery is big and has a big Budha statue.

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

Although a little far away from Leh town, its worth seeing for the wonderful architecture,The ancient murals are very attractive. The giant seated statue of Buddha should not be missed.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The views from the monastery are too good, so is the Giant Budha statue. The monasteries might look the same, but each one is different in its own way. The main budha is also different in different places. Club the trip to this monastery with that of Alchi.

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