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Thiksey Monastery




Thiksey Monastery is a magnificent Buddhist monastery, situated about 20 km from Leh, in Jammu and Kashmir. It is an outstanding example of Ladakhi architecture. It is situated on top of a hill and forms part of Gelukpa order.

Thiksey Monastery is a 12 storied complex containing numerous stupas, statues, Thangkas, wall paintings, swords and a large pillar engraved with Buddhaís teachings. The main prayer hall has a 15 m high seated Buddha figure.

Thiksey Festival is celebrated here amid much pomp and splendor.

The nearest airport is at Leh. For local transport, taxis and jeeps are available from Leh.



Updated on 10th June, 2005
District: Leh
Location: Leh    

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