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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

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Address: Diskit | 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, India

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Ladakh is dotted with monasteries, each with their own unique characteristics. What gives Diskit it's edge (if you can call it that) is the huge mediating Buddha statue at its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ladakh is dotted with monasteries, each with their own unique characteristics. What gives Diskit it's edge (if you can call it that) is the huge mediating Buddha statue at its base. The monastery itself is very old and not as colourful as Thiksey or Lamayuru but it is very charming. We especially felt attached to this place because we found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While travelling to Nubra valley from leh you will find this monastery attracting you just before reaching Nubra. Its a beautiful ancient masterpiece of architecture and divine, this beautiful temple of budda is situated on the top of a mountain with magnificent view. No wonder you will find peace around and within you once you are here.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Diskit monastery is near Nubra valley. The location is simply breathtaking with river and almost flat lands on one side and the beautiful mountsins on the other side. The Buddha statue is a towering one and is beautiful. This is a livinhg and breathing monastery. There are rooms to stay. One so inclined can also stay and learn about Buddhism.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest monastery, with views overlooking the Maitreya Buddha statue. The rooms were filled with historical information and relics. Visited with a couple of my local friends and even they were impressed!

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

1. Oldest and largest monastery in the Nubra valley , with it's own history coinciding with the history of the early settlements here. 2. Situated on a small hillock above the flood area of Shyok river , over viewing the vast Nubra valley and facing the Diskit town. 3. This monastery was built is the 14th century under royal patronage... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Situated at a calm & serene location between Leh & Nubra valley,this monastery boasts of a large statue of Maitreya buddha.The monks are very helpful & don't shy away from camera.But be respectful towards them & their rules.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The monastery offers the most stunning views of the nubra valley. It holds the tallest buddha statue we encountered in our entire leh trip. You can sit here for hours and enjoy the beauty of valley.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Built in 14 century, this place is near Nubra valley in Disket. It is situated on the top of a small hillock from where NUBRA VALLEY is seen in its colour. There are Protector and sakya muni Buddha temples worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

On our way to Nubra Valley and reaching Diskit, you spot this lil statue of Buddha from a distance on top a of a hill. As you approach it, you realize that its a huge statue that is built in front of the Diskit monastery. The monastery has a pretty long flight of stairs, so ensure you have your bottle... More 

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