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Thiksey Monastery

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Address: Leh, India
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Must visit for Giant Buddha & Views

This monastery perhaps is the biggest in the region & has been painted in variety of colours. It also houses giant idol of sitting Buddha crowned in beautiful colours. Loved every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This monastery perhaps is the biggest in the region & has been painted in variety of colours. It also houses giant idol of sitting Buddha crowned in beautiful colours. Loved every bit of it.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Thiksey Monastery but we were too tired to go all the way up so we just took a few pics of the Monastery and nearby places and left. If you are visiting this place I would suggest you to hot the restaurant exactly opposite to it , the food is too god and the ambience it awesome too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very beautiful monastery on a hill top with very good views. There are stairs with which you can go all the way to the top, which is not very visible, find it to get a very beautiful view. Cafe and other amenities were closed in winter. The view from the top was amazing. The great future Buddha statue was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A few years ago I was lucky enough to be taken to Thiksey to experience morning prayers with the monks. What a delightful experience! Breakfast consisted of butter tea, tsampa, and hard biscuits, but the sounds, smells, and ambience inside the gompa made it all seem like a 4 star gourmet meal! During prayers, the young monks had trouble sitting... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best monastery i ever visited. but one should required more than average fitness to reach this place. View from monastery is very beautiful. Big bell at the entrance is also good. Well peaceful place. There is also one big buddha statue which is very big and beautiful. Overall very beautiful place.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have experienced it coincidently. While we were in Leh for Chadar Trek, we went to Shang Sumdo village for trekking & Hiking. The construction & beauty of Thiksey Monastery is unbeatable. If you will be there, you'll experience silence and peace.

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ladakhi landscape is dotted with many large monasteries. The Thiksey monastery is just outside of Leh on the Manali highway. One redeeming feature of the place is that you have to climb up and down which helps with acclimatization. The place is fairly clean and quiet as monasteries usually are. The view of the Indus valley and the Stok... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must go for the morning prayers. The endless cups of Gur Gur chai with Sattu powder is wonderful. Watching the little monks pray and sleep alternatively is amusing though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a must visit monestary in Leh. Stunning gompa of Leh and beautiful architecture. It has beautiful Buddha for worship

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Bolton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thiksey has to be one of the most stunning gompas in Ladakh and is well worth the trip. If you can the I recommend going DIY and you can spend longer exploring than on an organised tour

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