Spituk Monastery, Leh
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Spin a prayer wheel and enjoy fabulous panorama 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 an exemplary monastery for the area. Housing a number of ancient shrines, idols, fresco paintings and scriptures, the monastery treasures a nose-bleed of the leader of Yellow Hat sect who spread Gelug Buddhism. Get a sweeping view of the arabesque-shaped green fields and mud-brick buildings below against a backdrop of dark brown peaks across the valley. Home to some 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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Good monastry to visit, having big statue of buddha, way to the monastry is also one reason to visit.
You can see the lifestyle and culture of the Tibetan monks here and the monastery were its located is very nice.
It is known for its paintings and murals. There was 2 nice boards. one explains the 'meaning of life' by Dalai Lama XIV. the other is explaining about 'confidance in oneself' by Dalai Lama also. View ... read more »
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