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Thiksey Monastery

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Address: Leh, India

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Large monastry with 10 temples and photo's are allowed

The several buildings on te hill make it look like one multistory piramyd of dwellings. Because it was not busy due to the festival in Hemis, where most monks and tourists had... read more

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The several buildings on te hill make it look like one multistory piramyd of dwellings. Because it was not busy due to the festival in Hemis, where most monks and tourists had gone, we could wander through the rooms and temples to see all at a relaxed pace. The buildings are well maintained and we were allowed to make photographs.... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not very far from Leh town. Breathtaking view. Still in use with some resident monks, so has a very religious and deep spiritual feeling. It is quite a hike from the parking area. So don't force, take it easy. Slowly you can reach the beautifully decorated halls with statues of the Buddhist pantheon. There is a coffee shop and souvenir... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We cycled here with Himalayan Challenges as part of the bicycle ride from Manali to Leh. This was one of many interesting side trips that they arranged for us

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

Thiksey monastery is 19 kilometres away from Leh. It was past 6 PM when we visited and hence it was monastery’s closing time, thus we weren’t able to see the interiors of Thiksey. This monastery however has a fort like structure from outside and is painted red and white. The path to the main worship place is like a hill... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is just a 15 minute dive from Leh city. Offers scenic views of surroundings as it's situated atop a hill like most monasteries in the region. Lots of small temples in the property. Spare at least an hour to do justice.

Thank 562aashishp
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many steps.Seems boring after you have seen the other monasteries around Ladakh.Nice place.If only cars could drop off people at the gates.

Thank Dipanjan B
Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery was located in such a beautiful atmosphere where you can see the ladakh city view and explains about the Tibetan monks culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was such a positive feeling and blessing to be in the vicinity of His Holiness Dalai Lama in the Thiksey Monastery when we were visiting the gompa on 10th Aug. Amazing architecture and majestic it is. Will return here for a detailed tour of the museum in the monastery.

Thank Raghuraman C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An architectural delight.Beautiful from outside.The ascent is a little tiring but well worth it.Do climb all the way to the top and see all the temples.They are really beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Shirin7560
new delhi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place for history lovers as well as those interested in religion. But for someone like me, it was a rather boring place to be honest. You can visit the main temple or have a look at the museums. Neither of which I find interesting.

Thank vardaanthetraveller

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