Shey Monastery

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Yadlapati
Visakhapatnam, India318 contributions
The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock in Shey, 15 kilometres to the south of Leh in Ladakh on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past. It contains a huge Shakyamuni Buddha statue. It is the second largest Buddha statue in Ladakh. The view from atop of the hillock is amazing.
Written June 14, 2022
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RAMAKRISHNA SARIPALLI
Ahmedabad, India607 contributions
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The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock in Shey, 15 kilometres to the south of Leh in Ladakh, northern India on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past.
Written September 23, 2015
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bj694345
Siliguri, India45 contributions
Family
The monastery and palace itself is not a worth visit but one can combined it with Hemis, Thiksey. The nearby banks of Indus are very beautiful and can be selected for picnic place specially from Aug to Oct. Just out of the world place as there is no crowd, just peace and beauty.
Written May 10, 2015
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David L
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The view is stunning, the age of the place is amazing, the people are fantastic, what else do you need!
Well worth the effort to visit, have a nice walk around, check out the view so make sure you take your camera with fully charged batteries.
Written June 5, 2019
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Gourav99
Bengaluru, India375 contributions
Couples
Just a few kms frm the main part of Leh you could reach here in abt 15 - 20 mins .
Its on the way to Thiksey Monastry and you could stop here for sometime. The Monastry itself isn't that great but the view frm the top is spectacular, good for panoramic shots as my experience.

If hungry the restaurant opposite to the ATM below the monastery offers great Tea and Maggi, we stopped here twice and loved it.

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Written February 15, 2017
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Rakesh S
New Delhi, India63 contributions
You must visit it. It will be a breathtaking experience. It was little up a mountain. The view from there is simply amazing. I took hundreds of pics there. I did not want to come back.
Written October 9, 2015
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lizziecobb
Hastings, UK31 contributions
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There are certainly more impressive monasteries in Ladakh so choose wisely if your time is limited but this place is still charming and with great views over surrounding areas if you have some 2-3 hours to spare, maybe on the way to Thiksey monastery or Pangong Lake. There is a beautiful statue of Buddha and some interesting wall paintings and some really photogenic passageways and nooks around the place. Need to climb up to get here and it can be a challenge in this altitude and in full sun so be prepared with a sunhat and water.
Written July 12, 2015
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Henry M
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain79 contributions
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This review is more to the lower Shey - the scenery of the Valley and view to the mountains, and of course the beautiful and at this point mild and not very wide serpentine Indus river.
It is gorgeous at sunrise and if you are lucky, there are some horses running around.
Pulchritudinous.
Written April 16, 2015
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udbhava3
Mumbai5 contributions
Friends
Brilliant place. Makes you realize just how secluded a life these monks choose to live. It is quite refreshing to visit such a place and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The sound gongs and bells sooth you compared to the honking of cars , which just make you want to rip your ears out. It is a little bit of drive from Leh but worth a visit once.
Written December 11, 2014
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Oceanblue2013
Panchkula, India128 contributions
Family
Beautiful view from the place. Visited during the losar festival. got to see the prayer session in progress. Half an hour to 45 min are enough to explore this place
Written March 21, 2022
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