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Hemis Monastery, Hemis

4.7
#6 of 26 in Historic Sites in Leh District
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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  • This was our 1st day visit in Leh. It’s a very old Monastery in Leh. Situated in 45kms away from city. It is quite a big and has a museum also in underground. They even have small shops of souvenirs.  more »
  • A superb show of dancing monks with their masks and their clothes of a thousand colors, a very special atmosphere, one downside, tourists privileged compared to residents with regard to the best locations, not to be missed if you are in the corner, the place is incredible in a mountain setting
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  • Great place to see. A must visit for History lovers. I am not going to mention the controversies over here for this monetary. But, just a note, there's a stair beside the main temple which can be easi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gud one to visit.........riches and biggest monastery.......Lama's are also trained here
  • The best among all the monastry featuring a proper museum(paid).

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