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Hemis Monastery, Hemis

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Hemis vacation planner to add Hemis Monastery and other attractions to your Hemis vacation plans.
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  • As I understood, it is one of the most visited monasteries in the region. It is here that once in 12 years spend the Festival of Guru Rinpoche. Just this year, at the time of our visit to it strenuously prepared-have already appeared foreign monk delegations appeared around campgrounds. Very majestic, from Buddha statue to statue Rinpoche) is an interesting book shop and the monastery shop souvenirs. Pilgrims climb the shrines on the slopes, the monks are running around on spiritual matters. Interesting.
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  • Good monastery but be there either by 10am or after 2pm. The museum inside is too good and informative so if you go lad in morning you might have to take a break during lunch time of 1 to 2pm it is cl...  read more »
  • I was really amazed by the size of the monastery, as much as by the architecture and ambience. From the road point, we could only see a small structure, and doubted if it was worth visiting. Nature am...  read more »
  • The most prominent of landmarks of the town, Hemis monastery is an attraction almost synonymous to a trip to Leh and Hemis. The monastery has been divided into two main portions, namely Tshongkhang and Dukhang. With beautiful wall paintings in the veranda, that depict the 'Kalachakra' and the 'Lords of the Four Quarters' to see and an idol of Sakyamuni Buddha, this monastery attracts a huge number devotees. The monastery is festive, lively and a must visit during June and early July.
  • We love this place, hemis has been our all time favorite when in ladakh. A visit is recommended here. Hemis monastery portrays the culture and heritage of the place. The monastery makes us go back in the olden times 500 years ago. A simple life in the middle of nature. We have stayed here and explored the region also we have stayed someplace else and explored the monastery.
  • Perfect place to find inner peace
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