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Thiksey Monastery

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Entry Fee: Rs. 30 per person
Opening hours:6am-1pm & 1.30-6pm, festival Oct/Nov

Thiksey Monastery is the finest example of Ladakhi architecture. This Monastery is located on the top of the hill in solitude which lies at a distance of twenty kilometers away from Leh. It Gelukpa order of Buddhist faith. Paldan Sherab, nephew of Sherb Zangpo, founded this monastery.

It is a massive twelve storey monastery complex with a number of stupas, statues, thankas and wall paintings. There is also a large pillar engraved with the Buddha's teachings. In its museum many sacred items besides a royal sword among other precious objects are on display. As per tradition of Buddhist monastic orders, the successive Lamas are believed to be reincarnations of the original Lama.. The successive reincarnations of the Skyabje Khampo Ringpoche act as Head Lama of this monastery. The main prayer hall has a 15 mt high seated Buddha statue. The prayer held in the early morning.

The festival of Thiksey gustor is held from 17th to 19th day of the 12th month in this monastery.

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