Shey Gompa

Shey Gompa, Ladakh

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Samarth T
Surat, India634 contributions
Awesome views
Jul 2018 • Family
I visited shey gompa with my brothers. The monastery is very good place. We hired a bike for visit shey gompa. It’s very beautiful. Shey monastery Was the capital of ladakh.  Shey gompa is 15 km far from leh town. Shey monastery is situated on the way of leh to manali. Shey monastery is very near to leh town. Top of the hill view is very awesome. It’s good place for visit. Thank you.😊😊
Written December 18, 2018
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Vaibhav_Tailor
Surat, India721 contributions
Beautifully constructed
Jul 2018 • Family
Shey gompa is the roadside place. All i know is shey palace but when i went there it's around 6 o'clock in the evening and the Palace and the monastery was closed I don't know what is reason but still I manage to click some good photos there as monastery and Palace was closed but if you have visited thiksey monastery you can simply just avoid this place but if you have time then you must not skip this place because it also having some of the good views from here hope this information will be helpful to you
Written December 9, 2018
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Shuvojit Rakshit
Kolkata (Calcutta), India22 contributions
Awesome Place
Jun 2018 • Couples
Shey Gompua was founded in 1655 and it's very famous for giant Copper with glided gold made seated statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. Visitors can get very stunning panoramic view of surrounding places of Ladakh. A must visiting place in Ladakh.The place is really a beautiful one .
Written October 12, 2018
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vidya sundaram
Chennai (Madras), India79 contributions
Just another gompa
May 2018 • Family
If you have visited the leh palace and other famous monasteries then you can skip this place or get a glimpse of it from the base because you have to ascend a sloppy terrain to reach the structure.
Written May 20, 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Stunning views from the top of Shey Gompa
Aug 2017 • Couples
During our vacation in Ladakh, we had visited this ancient palace cum monastery located on the Leh Manali highway. The palace is nothing much to talk about but we liked the royal temple which has a giant idol of Lord Buddha in sitting posture. The idol is such huge that we seeked the Lord's blessings first from the temple at a lower level and again from the main temple at a higher level. We came across a room where hundreds of small & large oil lamps were burning creating a divine sight. As expected we enjoyed clicking pics of the beautiful mountain landscape from the top. Also this place requires lots of climbing on steep stairs.
Written February 11, 2018
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raja p
Hyderabad, India2,072 contributions
very good
Oct 2015 • Friends
this is on the leh manali road.nearer to leh.we have to energetic to reach gompa.gompa is small.i went to this gompa by mini bus from leh bus stand.it is most economical.
Written September 2, 2016
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Begaraaj S M
Chennai (Madras), India3,629 contributions
Stupendous Shey !!! Glorious Gompa !!!
Jun 2016 • Solo
I went to this wonderful monastery on 28th April 2016, I am on my way to Pangong Lake, on the way I visited all the important places, this one is one of the most beautiful monastery located on top of a hill very close to Leh, which makes it very easy to visit, must visit for all age groups when we are in Leh,

Please take your best camera/smart phone to catch the action live, I took some fantastic photos and videos to cherish.

Happy travelling...
Enjoy !!!
Written June 5, 2016
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Faridabad, India3,233 contributions
Too tired to climb to the top of Shey Palace & Monastery, Ladakh
Sep 2015 • Couples
This happened to be the last point we touched on the last day of our four day stay in Ladakh and by the time we reached there, we were dead tired. Therefore, we recommend that this place should be visited in the first half of the day so that you reach the top and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Monastery is part of this magnificent Palace structure. The fields in front of this place present a breathtaking view, it also has a large pond of fish, which are never fished out and are considered pious by locals.

Will surely visit this place again during my next visit to Ladakh in 2016!!!
Written October 8, 2015
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PrashantKamble
Pune83 contributions
Palace of King Shey
Jul 2015 • Couples
This place is close to Leh City.
We visited it enroute to Hemis monastery.
The king, Shey, used to stay here.
You can see a big statue of Buddha and people offer anything from fruits to chocolates to juice.
Here once can see the Indus river and valley as well.
Written August 10, 2015
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ragjoshi
Mumbai, India194 contributions
Views of Sindhu (Indus)
Aug 2014
The Shey monastery has seen better days and could do with some better upkeep considering that it was one of the Royal families' Gompa. the climb uphill from the road - to be undertaken on foot - is quite steep. However, the views are worth it ! Astounding views of the mountains around Leh and the Indus valley unfold on both sides of the Shey palace. Do visit for the views alone enroute the Thiksey Monastery from Leh and also a few km before the "Rancho's school" of "3 Idiots" fame.
Written July 9, 2015
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