Basgo gompa, Leh

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Perched on a hill, Basgo gompa is renowned for its gilded Buddha statue and colorful murals depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha. Tibetan king Grags-pa-'bum and his descendants, the Namgyal rulers, built the citadel and the three temples dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha--the Buddha of the future--in the 16th and 17th centuries. The scenic location offers plenty of photo opportunities and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Take the guesswork out of planning a Leh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Basgo Gonpa is situated just a few kms outside Leh . It’s an old monastery and an old fort is also there which is in ruins which speaks about the glory of Ladakh  more »
  • Basgo Palace is enlisted among the world’s 100 most endangered heritage sites by the US World Monument Fund. It lies at a distance of 42 km west of Leh and is on the way towards Sham valley and Lamayu...  more »
  • This Buddhist monastery is located about 40 km from Leh city and worth a visit. However not in great shape and ruins are left here.  more »
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  • Spirituality and scenic beauty at their best
  • H.H. staksang raspa
  • Standing alone this old monestry is so peaceful
  • This was the oldest monestry we visited in our trip it is not crowded also we are 2 people there and no one is there at that time
  • Well preserved Buddhist Worship place..It is located on a hill top and stands high above the ground.. At first look it looks like a Inca site of South America.. There are 2 monasteries here..one old and other new..The Architecture of the monument is fantastic being lofty and strong..One can find Kal chakra, Prayer Flags here..Many Monks still reside here.. The place is unique in the sense that the surrounding hills are erodes by wind and water and forms a beautiful pattern.. Enjoy the scenic beauty, meditate peacefully and take photos... It is approachable both by trekking and also by a metalled Road.. The Approach road is very Risky and Driver needs to be careful here..
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