Bardan Monastery is a 16th century monastery located on the banks of the Zanskar River
in Leh District
of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is about 15 km from
Belonging to the Drukpa Kagyupa order, the major community of the monks is the Stakna Rinpoche. Built on a huge rock, it is a multi storied complex. Dukhang, the most important room, lies on the ground floor. The first floor has a shrine dedicated to Maitreya, the Buddha of future ages.
Bardan Monastery has an impressive location, raised right from the edge of cliff, presenting a charming portrait. It can be accessed from Padum by trekking four hours down stream.