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Thiksey Monastery, Leh

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At an altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft), Thiksey Monastery welcomes both daring travelers and locals looking for a spiritual awakening. Resembling the architecture of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, this 12-story complex houses many Buddhist relics and artworks, including stupas, statues, wall paintings, and swords. Within the complex you can visit a temple housing a 15 m (49 ft) high statue of Maitreya (future Buddha), covering two stories of the entire structure. Another highlight is a shrine dedicated to the goddess Tara, which attracts many visitors. Make Thiksey Monastery a part of your Leh vacation plans using our Leh itinerary maker.
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  • The Ladakhi landscape is dotted with many large monasteries. The Thiksey monastery is just outside of Leh on the Manali highway. One redeeming feature of the place is that you have to climb up and dow...  more »
  • Must go for the morning prayers. The endless cups of Gur Gur chai with Sattu powder is wonderful. Watching the little monks pray and sleep alternatively is amusing though. 
  • Its a must visit monestary in Leh. Stunning gompa of Leh and beautiful architecture. It has beautiful Buddha for worship 
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  • Thiksey monastery lies about 18 km from Leh on the Leh-Manali Highway. The monastery is very old but is well maintained and a fresh coat of paint was being applied at the time of our visit. In one of the prayer halls entirely made up of wood, additional supports had been placed to prop up the roof. There is a giant statue of Buddha reaching to the height of two floors. Should not be missed.
  • Location har kuch hai
  • If there's one Gompa you have to visit in Leh then this is the one. Absolutely amazing both from the outside and inside. Specially the inside because it is a work of Art.
  • Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, sits at 11,800 feet in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. The picture below effectively illustrates the scope of the immensity of the mountains seen in the background behind the monastery.
  • Beautiful monastery surrounded by breathtaking views. This monastery is definitely a photographer's delight. One has to walk uphill to reach monasatery so be prepared.