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Likir Gompa, Leh
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Travel the scenic mountain road to Likir Gompa, nestled at a high altitude with memorable views of the surrounding lofty landscape. One of the oldest monasteries in the region, the original structure supposedly dated back almost 1,000 years, when it was constructed by King Lhachen Gyalpo. Since then, it has undergone destruction and reconstruction. Observe the gigantic golden statue of the Buddha, visible from far away as you approach, and once at the monastery, venture on to the roof for outstanding views across the hills. A visit to Likir Gompa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This was a visit that we have made the return of Lamayuru and Alchi, since it is on the way. It has not been a bad choice. A huge statue of Buddha decorate the building upon arrival. It has been an interesting visit to the different venues and buildings. Rather some other open during the summer.
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  • Likir Monastery a superb setting for Buddha to look over. See photographs - the fresco and historic Tibetan artefacts are worthy of a visit to this site 
  • while on the wayfrom Leh to Alchi, you may visit this monestery with a short diversion of 4 kms. beautiful big buddha outside on the top is the main attraction 
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  • Beside one gaint statue its real sureal place like every other monastery of region
  • This monastery doesn't really have anything that sticks out when you compare it with others in the area. I'm glad I went!
  • Amazing place to visit. U will get deep breath after visiting the Gompa statue.
  • The winds blowing here and the mountains surrounding you is one the best experiences you will get.
  • If you are interested in Ladakh culture this place has to be in your travel itinerary.