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Thiksey Monastery

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Thiksey Monastery in Leh / Ladakh

Situated in the midst of flawless surroundings, Thiksey Monastery is one of the outstanding religious monasteries in Ladakh. Lodging more than 500 monks, it was raised in the admiration of the Dalai Lama.

It is settled at a separation of 9 miles from Leh and has numerous things of Buddhist workmanship like divider canvases, statues, thankas and swords.

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Location:
Leh / Ladakh
Jammu & Kashmir, India
Best time to visit Leh / Ladakh: 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
0.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
11545 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
34.0568266°N, 77.6666890°E
Distance from Leh / Ladakh city center to Thiksey Monastery
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Read traveller's reviews about Thiksey Monastery..

Overall Rating:4.7

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  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '5' out of 5
"Location har kuch hai"
  '5' out of 5
"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. "
  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '4' out of 5
"very nice monestry in leh ladakh i love leh ladakh"

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