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Spituk Monastery, Leh
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Spin a prayer wheel and enjoy fabulous panoramic views at Spituk Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched above the Indus Valley. This intensely colored complex cut into the slope of a hill was founded in the 11th century as a model for other monasteries in the area. Housing a number of ancient shrines, idols, frescoes, and scriptures, the monastery's most treasured relic is a "nose-bleed" belonging to the leader of the Yellow Hat sect, who spread Gelug Buddhism. Gain sweeping views of the arabesque-shaped green fields and mud-brick buildings, set against a backdrop of dark brown peaks across the valley. Home to around 100 monks, the temple gets very crowded during festival times. Our Leh travel itinerary planner makes visiting Spituk Monastery and other Leh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A local sight seeing tour to Spituk, .. A complete view of Leh airfield..Photography is strictly prohibited of the Airfield...Not a must Visit place....no other activity. 
  • We met with an amazing monk in this very beautiful monastery. Since it was their lunch time, they selflessly offered us food, tea and biscuits. Then we got into conversation with one of the monks who ...  more »
  • Good monastry to visit, having big statue of buddha, way to the monastry is also one reason to visit.