Basgo gompa, Leh

4.4
#10 of 31 in Historic Sites in Leh
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. Plan my day in Leh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to this monastery. It is situated in a stunning location and the views alone are worth the trip to go there. It’s small with limit viewing but spectacular nonetheless.  more »
  • A pleasant monastery to wonder around at your own pace. Great look outs of its crumbeling ruins. Close to the main road  more »
  • Great visit. Very little people around. Spectacular views on the gompa & fort, and on the valley around  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. There are two big statue of matriya Buddha built by king jamyang namgyal. Ancient capital of Ladakh.
  • It was a nice calm place to visit
  • Basgo Monastery, also known as Basgo or Bazgo Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery located in Basgo or Bazgo in Leh District, Ladakh, northern India approximately 40 km from Leh. Although the monastery was built for the Namgyal rulers in 1680, Bazgo itself was embedded in the early days of Ladakh and is frequently mentioned in the Ladakhi Chronicles when it was a political and cultural center.[1] In the 15th century, a palace was built in Basgo. The monastery is situated on top of the hill towering over the ruins of the ancient town and is noted for its Buddha statue and murals. The complex comprises the Chamchung, Chamba Lakhang, and Serzang temples, dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha.
  • I visit here by Alchi bus(0830 at local bus stand) It was second favorite place between near around 10 Gompas.
  • Good view and wonderful architecture

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