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Sankar Monastery, Leh

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Religious Site
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 »