Deskit Monastery, Leh

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#3 of 23 in Historic Sites in Leh
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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  • August 17, 2017
    good to know its history and feel the peace . I'll suggest sit for a while and medidate for couple of minutes. It will give u peace, Perfect for view of nubra valley.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    On my Visit to Nubra Valley I stopped at Deskit which has some very important facilities like Petrol (only one in the radius of 100km), Wine shop (same as petrol :P ) and Deskit Monastery. Its a beaut...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The first word came out of ur mouth is WOW..this place is so amazing i never ever dreamt about such place..this is one of the highest monastry in the world..the view was so unique and heavenly..it was...  more »

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