Hemis Monastery, Hemis

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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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  • The Drukpa lineage which has a big following in Ladakh has its main monastery at Hemis which is a very learning centre for all Drukpa followers . It’s one of the biggest Drukpa monastery of the world ...  more »
  • The monastery dominates the surrounding area. At present covered in snow, the steps to the one open temple are icy and treacherous. Visit, though, as this monastery's location is spectacular. Wear you...  more »
  • One Of The Good Place In Leh. I Visited Hemis monastery With My Brothers. Hemis Monastery Is Situated around 50 Km Far From Leh City. Hemis Monastery Is the Oldest Monastery In Leh Ladakh. Hemis Monas...  more »
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  • Must visit place. Keep a day for it. Explore the whole Gompa at leisure. There are many places to shoot excellent photos around here. The souvenir shop has great collections of things to buy. The warm jackets I bought for kids are great.
  • A beautiful place to visit where you can realise the meaning of life. If you visit the monastery you must visit the museum.
  • Beautiful Monastery and and amazing bike ride to the place...πŸ™πŸ€˜πŸ‘Œ
  • Serene, calm and refreshing place surrounded by mountains. This is the place to be when you want to run away from life.
  • I stay around 6 months learn and practice.wash all greasy thoughts. Will following simple lifestyle in Australia.
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