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Address: Near Leh Market, Leh, India

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Old and nice piece of work. One must visit this monastery. Legacy of buddhism at its display. Among the best monestery in India.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Old and nice piece of work. One must visit this monastery. Legacy of buddhism at its display. Among the best monestery in India.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was one of the places in Leh city which I liked the most. Situated a top a hillock, this place has the most stunning views. The climb within, is a bit tough. So people with knee problems, won't be able to explore this place. But even then, the view of Leh city from here is something to die for.... More 

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

There's a great view of Leh from the monastery. It is a very picturesque monastery thanks to it's setting high above Leh.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Hitch hiked till the top to find the monastery closed. However it has a wonderful view of the entire Leh town. If you reach there in the first half of the day, you can see flights landing and departing too.

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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Climbed up the steep mud path to the high monastery perched on a hill above Leh. Alternatively, there is a road going right up from the town. If this is your second day in Leh, and would like to take an acclimatization walk, do this! Take it slow, and do not rush. The climb from the market also takes you... More 

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

One can either take a taxi to this place or climb up the slope. Since we didn't want to exert ourself (to avoid AMS), we went there by cab. Very few visitors and the place was very quiet. It's so peaceful. The views on to the left from the entrance are too good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

In a wonderful natural setting, this beautiful monastery truly welcomes the visitors like few places do. There we found a community of monks whose joy of life is reflected in the way they greet "foreigners" with broad smiles and genuine chats. The temples in the compound host precious paintings and shrines, a magic venue for contemplation and meditation. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This Leh landmark is visible from nearly every point of the valley and could be easily taken for granted. Don't let it happen! Go early in the morning if you plan to catch open monastery and take an early evening hike up the trail if you prefer peaceful and quiet romance of the sunset. But no matter when you go,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived there by car. But it is possible to walk on a dusty trail from foothill to hilltop where the monastery is located. Unfortunately, all temples there were closed at the time we visited. The monastery is almost opposite to Shanti Stupa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Walk up from the town for the ultimate experience. The monastery rooms are locked but the crumbly fort above it is wonderful. Walk around the wooden balcony before scrambling up strategically placed ladders for a view from the upper reaches. On the way back follow the prayer flags to the promontory where they are clustered. You'll get a super distant... More 

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Address: Address: Near Leh Market, Leh, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh

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