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Address: Near Leh Market, Leh, India
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A ruin....

Not a lot to do or take in once you've made the climb up here as the monastery/prayer room seemed closed at the time, but there are some great views to savour of snow-capped peaks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Nick B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Not a lot to do or take in once you've made the climb up here as the monastery/prayer room seemed closed at the time, but there are some great views to savour of snow-capped peaks and desert terrain. A lot of restoration work is being carried out as well, so it does look like a half-completed construction site unfortunately.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This attractive monastery which was once a Royal residence /fort before the Leh palace was built, can be seen from almost all parts of Leh. I can see from my hotel room window (room no 304, Asia hotel, Leh) . Its peak that towers above Leh is most attractive spot in Leh.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took a group here this August as a intro to Leh before we went trekking. Everyone enjoyed it and having been several times before it is good to see the renovations improving each year

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

One of few monasteries nearby to the market. Lots of ancient history can be heard from good knowledgeable guides. Very nice place to visit.

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Thank Sharookh66
Ubud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

you can choose multiple ways to go up, even the longer one, going around the city is a nice option. they are constantly rebuilding the whole thing it really has not much to offer other than walking around and enjoying the view from every level.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

To monastery itself has little interrest but offer a nice view on the city and the valley (go there on clear sky!). The climb there is short (40 min) and offers a good acclimatation walk.

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Thank Mathieu P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is located at high altitude and has an amazing view of Leh city. Very peaceful and scenic ambiance. Nice place to visit.

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Kozhikode, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

located higher than the leh palace there's a wonderful view of the leh city from the top. visit if you have time

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Built on a rock facing the back of Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa was built in 1430. The view from the top is a sight to behold. This old but wonderful monastery offers a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and Leh city. The main attraction here is the three-story high gold statue of Maitrieya Buddha. This monastery can be... More 

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This monastery is adjacent to Leh Palace. It is maintain by archaeological deptt. You can see clear view of Leh town.

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