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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Kargil

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Admire ancient gompas and exquisite silk embroidery murals at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), a Tibetan Buddhist monastery complex perched atop a huge rock. Cut in the hillside at 3,510 m (11,520 ft), the monastery offers fabulous views of the surrounding snow-capped Lamayuru Mountains and Indus River. Founded by Naropa in the early 11th century, the complex once housed 400 monks. Impressive murals inside the complex show a blend of Tibetan and Indian art and you will see many butter lamps and elaborate carpets in well-preserved ancient meditation cavities. Ornate frescoes and numerous intensely colored statues adorn its richly decorated halls. Our Kargil trip itinerary planner makes visiting Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and other Kargil attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A nice monastery with amazing view and the hills look as if they are made from MUD and they are known as MOON VIEW hills a very different topography worth admiring  more »
  • Went to Lamayuru by rental bike (Royal Enfield Classic 350cc) from Leh. Spent 2d1n in Lamayuru. The ride itself from Leh to Lamayuru was so amazing. When we arrived in Lamayuru, the first sight we saw...  more »
  • This place is one of the most wonderful I have ever seen and deserves far more recognition. The beauty of the complex itself combined with the spectacular natural landscape produces something special....  more »
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  • Situated on the Leh Kargil highway, a very quiet, peaceful place. Has a quaint restaurant. Good for a quick break.
  • It was a beautiful place, quite peaceful. I loved the paintings on wall and the museum.
  • Lamayuru monastery is said to be the oldest and largest existing gompa in Ladakh .... awesome beauty with nice weather.
  • Peaceful environment it was on Leh Kargil highway.
  • No words to explain about this monestry. A must must visit around Leh.