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. To visit Spituk Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Leh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Leh vacation maker site .
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  • This one had a steep flight of steps to reach the top where the Gompa is located. There we were lucky to see a monk beating a drum and chanting prayers along with several other monks, young and old. F...  more »
  • Gives really awesome, breathtaking view of the airport. Watching flights land and take off from here is really awesome.  more »
  • Its like any of the monastires one sees in Ladakh, worth a visit if you are religiously inclined, otherwise for people like me, nice place for some pictures  more »

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