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Thiksey Monastery, Leh

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Location is just a 15 minute dive from Leh city. Offers scenic views of surroundings as it's situated atop a hill like most monasteries in the region. Lots of small temples in the property. Spare at l...  read more »
  • Too many steps.Seems boring after you have seen the other monasteries around Ladakh.Nice place.If only cars could drop off people at the gates. 
  • The monastery was located in such a beautiful atmosphere where you can see the ladakh city view and explains about the Tibetan monks culture. 
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