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Sankar Monastery, Leh

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Sankar Monastery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Leh Edition.
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  • The famous Thousand handed Buddha !! It was beautiful, elegant and rather awe-strucking !! :) :) :) :)  more »
  • Well worth the visit. Bit of climbing but well worth the huffing and puffing with the the reduced oxygen.  more »
  • Like many other monasteries in the region.There is nothing much to do or see around. There are much better monasteries around in the area to be visited.  more »

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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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