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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Kargil
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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This is an off road monastery situated between kargil and leh. The first monks whom i found to be extremely friendly and vocal. These monks are indian lamas different from the tibetan lamas. They run ... read more »
The monastery set along the foot of the mountain is a sight to behold. Small yet charming, visited the monastery for its unique history and simplicity. The uncanny beauty of Moonland will amazed us of... read more »
The drive to Lamayuru is exciting. This is one of the few monasteries which is easy to climb ( though not the toilet). This gompa is quite active and attracts tourists in large numbers. They do charge... read more »
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