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Hemis Monastery, Hemis

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • It is a beautiful place with a large statue of Buddha! It is huge place. It has 2-3 places of worship within. Don't miss it!  more »
  • This is by far the largest monastery that we visited. It is beautiful and very big. All the statues inside are magnificent. When one is in Leh they must visit this monastery.  more »
  • It is a big monastery, with 2 main rooms and museum. Keep check on other small rooms having magnificent idols. There is a ticket for museum. Overall it is beautiful  more »
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  • 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.
  • The main hall is very interesting. They have annually festival here in July. The museum closes at 1PM lots of antique stuffs.
  • Amazing view and way better place.
  • Nice, beautiful monastery. Very peaceful area and very good place.
  • Big Monastery with a very good museum.