Thiksey Monestary

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Leh, India

Thiksey Monestary Leh Reviews

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Beautiful Buddhist Monestary Close to Leh, India Dec 19, 2012
The area surrounding Leh, India is actually part of the State of Tibet and is littered with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Although there are no less than 4 in and around Leh, the Thiksey Monastery is, in my opinion, the best one. Located about 45 minutes east of Leh city, the monastery, like all other Tibetan monasteries in the Himalayas, is perched upon a high rock formation which gives it incredible visibility through the Indus River Valley. Historically, this served a purpose in that the monasteries could communicate with each other visually and could also use this as a means of protection since they could see all of the access points through the passes. The resident monks allow unrestricted access to a majority of the facility. You will need to wear comfortable shoes as the building is multi-leveled and is accessible only by stairs. The age of the monastery, along with its vibrant colors are truly breathtaking. There is a souvenir shop and refreshment stand on premise. Refer to the web link for the complete history of the monastery.
Thiksey Monastary, Leh, India
Thiksey Monastary, Leh, India
Thiksey Monastary, Leh, India
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