Hemis Monastery, Hemis

Visit Hemis Monastery, the biggest monastery of Ladakh, situated on a green hill and surrounded by mountains. Built in 1630, the monastery is richly endowed and decorated on all the sides by prayer flags dedicated to Lord Buddha. Observe the annual Hemis festival dedicated to the dancing reincarnate of Buddha, Lord Padmasambhava, whose mission is to improve the spiritual condition of all living beings. See the painted and decorated white walls of the main building. The monastery hosts the guardian deities and the Wheel of Life, as well as an important library of Tibetan style books. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hemis fast, fun, and easy.
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  • October 5, 2017
    A great experience that is a mix of buddhist monastery and museum full of historical, cultural and especially religious artefacts. We went expecting to spend 30 minutes to an hour, but ended up being ...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    The monastery is huge indeed, and there is a good restaurant nearby to have proper meal as well. It is a peaceful place, and you would like spending time here. The museum downstairs is pretty big. Cam...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This is probably one of the oldest and the biggest monasteries in Leh. As the history goes, it was re-built in 1672, but it existed even in the 11th century. It belongs to the Red Sect of the Buddhist...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    It is at little high place which accessible through roads. Not so much stairs to walk. Easy to visit. Nice place. Main monestery is at upper side after the new big structure. Museum is nice.
  • July 5, 2017
    It is Large. Photos are not allowed inside the three temples. One must climb from the carpark to reach the Monastery-Not easy for Seniors. Has an excellent Museum but expensive. Gives a very good view of the area from the top. Has a restaurant.
  • May 25, 2017
    Very peaceful area and the main hall has a lot of history and loads of information. We were lucky enough to witness a snowfall when we went here. Nice experience overall.
  • July 17, 2017
    Gud one to visit.........riches and biggest monastery.......Lama's are also trained here
  • June 21, 2017
    The best among all the monastry featuring a proper museum(paid).

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