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Address: Ladakh Region, Leh, India

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A Big golden statue out of nowhere!

I was quite surprised to see this amazing piece of work. A 3 story high gold statue of Lord Buddha out of no where. I was a great sight indeed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was quite surprised to see this amazing piece of work. A 3 story high gold statue of Lord Buddha out of no where. I was a great sight indeed!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I loved the view from the top of the Gompa. This was closed during the Winters, however a friend of mine and I hiked up here. It was worth the hike! We could get a bird's eye view of the entire city from the Tsemo Gompa! A hike down from the mountains directly led us to the market!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful art, display of Buddhist culture. Very well presented, paintings, arts, library etc A must visit place in Leh.

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La Chapelle d'Abondance
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It will take you around 30 minutes of a steef walk to this beautiful place, a old tibetan style castle, with the all city and the view on the Indus Valley and on the Stok Kangri Mountains : amazing

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Hyderabad, India
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Being situated at the top, this place offers a breathtaking view of the whole of Leh and surrounding areas. One needs to walk up a long path and climb numerous steps within it to reach different rooms in the palace and also the shrine above. However, the place is poorly maintained with low or no lighting, rickety and slippery steps,... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa offers amazing views of the city as it is situated on a hill top…a lot of travellers trek to the hill top and some were adventurous enough to climb down the cliff which was really scary. The prayer flags from the Gompa to the other hill top with colourful flags fluttering are simply awesome sight and leave... More 

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Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is obviously a "must go". The atmosphere and the whole energy there is magical as long as the view on the whole valley and mountains. Highly reccomend it. Take it easy and enjoy the walk which is not tortuous and can be easily enjoyed. Julley

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

King Tashi Namgyal (1520–1540) managed to repel most Central Asian raiders, and built Namgyal Tsemo fort on the top of the Namgyal Peak in Leh. He built the Tsemo Goenkhang (protector temple) here after his victory over an invading army from Yarkand in 1532. Earlier Tragspa Bumde (1400-1440) had built the Tsemo Maitreya temple here. The climb is tiring but... More 

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