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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. To visit Deskit Monastery and other attractions in Leh, use our Leh vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Leh

With all its history, architecture, and scenery, you won't be surprised to learn that Leh possesses plenty of accommodations. A number of hotels with standard rooms sit on the fringes of the old town area, while a few more exclusive options lie a little farther out, occupying scenic positions with views of the town and the mountains. Take a look at the northern suburbs for some of the most budget-friendly options, with the agricultural districts of Changspa and Karzoo offering a wealth of guesthouses surrounded by scenic agricultural fields.
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  • Majestic statue standing tall in nubra velley.. can spend some time with the big budhha.. it offers a lot of other facility as well..cafetaria, school, stay rooms etc.  more »
  • It was tranquil and nice. That was until a group of Gujrati tourists decided to shout instructions at each other while posing in every conceivably ridiculous pose for selfies.  more »
  • Apart from the mesmerizing Buddha statue, the monastry offers wide view of Shyok river and the valley.  more »