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Deskit Monastery, Leh

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Historic Site
Enjoy fabulous views from Deskit Monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley. This complex features a huge prayer hall housing a statue of crowned Maitreya Buddha. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has a cupola identical to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet. Painted in bright colors, another big statue of Maitreya Buddha stands on a hill just below the monastery, facing the Shyok River towards Pakistan. Climb the roof of the complex for gorgeous panoramic views of the valley. To visit Deskit Monastery and other attractions in Leh, use our Leh vacation planner.
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  • Quain little Monastery fairly newly built. We loved the drive going up Deskit and the view from the top too  more »
  • Highly recommended if you're visiting deskit. There is absolute peace and calm in the evening and beautiful views of the town.  more »
  • Wow.. It's the word if one has to describe the grandeur of this maitreya buddha statue in Diskit region of Nubra valley. The largest of the statue in Nubra region from where one can see the wide expan...  more »