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Thiksey Monastery, Leh

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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. Put Thiksey Monastery into our Leh trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Leh.
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  • Visit of Leh is incomplete if u don't visit this place. It gets closed at 7 pm. As I had only one day in Leh and I had to cover Pangong and Thiksey monastery in a single day. I reached here late... 
    Visit of Leh is incomplete if u don't visit this place. It gets closed at 7 pm. As I had only one day in Leh and I had to cover Pangong and Thiksey monastery in a single day. I reached here late...  more »
  • This is one of the big monasteries in Leh and everyone does visit it, however if you are really keen on seeing it would recommend to visit as it opens to see around peacefully 
    This is one of the big monasteries in Leh and everyone does visit it, however if you are really keen on seeing it would recommend to visit as it opens to see around peacefully  more »
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  • A beautiful and peaceful monastery with a huge statue of budhha. You can experience great views from the height in this region. A must watch if you are around this area.
  • Its a nice place to visit between Leh and Karu. Entrance fees is 50/- You will have to leave your shoes while entering the main temples. Otherwise you may walk. there is a restaurant in the starting along with a souvenir shop, ( felt bit pricey though) Photography is allowed but no flash as the paintings will get faded. One can enjoy the nice view from the top. There is an ample car parking available for no charge.

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