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Stakna Monastery, Leh

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4.4/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Stakna, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.It was founded in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar and saint, Chosje Jamyang Palkar. The name, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose. Of note is a sacred Arya Avalokitesvara statue from Kamrup, Assam. Stakna has a residence of approximately 30 monks.
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  • Worthwhile visiting. Was already several times here. Free-standing monastery in the Indus Valley, near Thiksey. Great story, colors. Rimboche (head) was appointed new 2016 5 year. Surreal with the plastic toy in front of his room. Impressive old thankas and Taras.
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  • Visit the place to get amazing views of the valley around the monastery. The monastery itself, perched on top of the hill next to the river provides an excellent backdrop for landscape photographs in ...  read more »
  • this is on the side of the indus river.amazing views.i captured so many photos from here.beautiful paintings on inside the wall of this gompa.. 
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