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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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  • If you are spiritually inclined or love photography (some areas it’s prohibited) or enjoy old architecture or love colours….this place is a must visit for you. I am a tick in all the above mentioned interests. This place has positive vibes you just sit inside the monastery temple and you will start enjoying the peaceful environment. If you practice meditation. This is the place to do that for hours without any efforts. There are rooms available within and nearby monastery.
  • A beautiful Monastery near Leh. Must visit for all those who visit Leh. Full of positive vibes and peaceful. The main attraction is the 2 storeyed sitting statue of Maitreya Buddha. One can drive all the way to the top where they have a dedicated parking space. Clean and hygienic toilets can be found at multiple places. There's a cafe and a souvenir store at the entrance. The view from the top is breathtaking.

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