Sankar Monastery, Leh

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#14 of 23 in Historic Sites in Leh
Built in the 1920s, Sankar Monastery occupies the spot on an earlier, 500-year-old structure and serves as the official residence of the regional head of the Yellow Hat sect. Following some steep stairs, you will reach richly painted entrance doors leading into an impressive assembly hall. Admire a colorful thousand-hand Avalokitesvara and see vividly colored paintings, old carved furniture, and a formidable collection of miniature statues made of gold. With our world travel planner, Leh attractions like Sankar Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • For example, fire could attend as long as the wrong way after landing was in the wind for not attending and only get the inside was able to explore and find early visibility way heh heh heh
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  • We had visited this Gompa during our vacation in Leh. This monastery is located in the northern part of Leh amidst peaceful surroundings. This place has limited visiting hours - check before visiting....  more »
  • Come visit this temple on the heights of Leh accessible by foot from the city centre in 15 minutes walk sometimes closed, but around 17:00 there is always a Lama monk who comes to recite mantras acccompanied and punctuated by drum and Bell don't miss
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