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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  • If you love anything Buddha as I do then you will find it Absolutely stunning. So colourful and huge. The monastery to it’s left and beautiful mountains some covered with snow and others as desert mou...  more »
  • this impressive Maitreya Buddha statue is 32 m tall. It keeps uniterrupted and interestingly facing towards the neighbouring country, Pakistan  more »
  • Firstly, the journey till this heavenly place is too good. On bikes, we loved the stretch crossing over from Kardungla. There is a huge statue of Buddha overlooking the river and the Valley. A peek in...  more »
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