Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Lamayuru

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and other Lamayuru attractions using our handy Lamayuru trip tool.
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  • Leh was quite different in 2019 in comparison of last 9 years... I didn't seen snow at Namikla,Fotula etc... But in 2019, i seen snow fall at lamayuru also, which is considered to be at low...  more »
  • If you are biking to Leh via Srinagar -Kargil then Lamayuru is a nice stop where you van rest as well as visit the monastery.  more »
  • This is a large monastery and the last we visited on our trip. Having visited Thiskey and many other places over the part threee days I was somewhat underwhelmed by it. We did by chance get talking.....  more »
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  • One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The place has an aura about itself. The landscape around the monastery is moonscape like. The views from the monastery are just great. There is an entry fee of Rs 50/- for Indian nationals. There is a restaurant adjoin the monastery where one can relish freshly made eats.
  • Very old monastry, cool place must visit on the way to leh
  • Get a glimpse of Buddhist early monastery and get blessings from the holy and sacred idols. You can find rooms and places to eat around the monestery.
  • Old but keep a lot of original and historical items, it's quiet adored! you can also find the oasis beside the temple. Everything is charming.
  • Even on a rainy cold day the place exudes warmth. Lamas so kind, helping and smiling! Mario's the great Buddhist scholar meditated here in a cave. Must visit

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