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Spituk Monastery, Leh

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Religious Site
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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  • Situated at a distance of around 8 km from Leh town, this 11th century monastery is perched on a hill overlooking the township and the Indus river. From here, one can see the majestic barren hills as ...  more »
  • if you looking for peace n beautifull view then this is the place to visit. truely amazing and mesmerizing place  more »
  • Spituk Monastery is situated close to the Leh Hall of fame in the Leh-Srinagar highway. The monastery was built during the 15th Century and has a 10 feet high statue of Buddha. The view of the landsca...  more »