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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  • September 17, 2017
    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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  • September 13, 2017
    This was a place we crossed everyday on our way to the market from Sankar. yet we hadn't visited until someone came looking for it and we thought lets venture in and see whats there. Inside was a beau...  more »
  • May 13, 2017
    The famous Thousand handed Buddha !! It was beautiful, elegant and rather awe-strucking !! :) :) :) :)  more »

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