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Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery Info
Famous for: God Lovers Nature Lovers
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 per person
Opening hours:6am-1pm & 1.30-6pm, festival Oct/Nov

Lamayuru Monastery was founded in the 10th century which is located at a scenic spot at a distance around 125 kms. away in the west of Leh. Bewitching beauty of its spot has subjected this monastery to a legend. It is believed that Lamayuru was originally a lake. Attracted by the beauty of the spot, a Lama blessed the lake. As a result, water of the lake proceeded up to the mountains vacating the spot on which the Lama intended to build the monastery.

Entire complex of Lamayuru Monastery lies in ruins. Only the main hall of the Monastery is still intact. This hall has numerous tankhyas. Lamayuru also locates fascinating caves carved out of the mountainside. There is also a spot called Yung Drung on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley down. For its splendid spectacle, Lmayuru is the prime tourist attraction.

In this monastery, Yundrung Kabgyad festival is held during summer on the 28th and 29th days of the 2nd Tibetan month.



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