Deskit Monastery, Leh

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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. A visit to Deskit Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh online trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a small Monastery which has the largest Budha Statue in the world. The monastery is very old and build up in 18th century. As i said, its small but nice due to its old heritage.  more »
  • A measure that is not far from the desert so much. The surrounding landscape is ideal for wide-angle photography and is divided into two side patio-side Temple Buddha Maitreya element.
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  • Without trace the road to the monastery from the foot of pedestrian at any shortcut way look carefully because there is early. It was very good for enjoying the views of the monastery was built in the place of 険峻 Harbour, Grand Valley locations.
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