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Buddhism,  Himalaya,  Leh Ladakh,  Okategoriserade,  Temples,  Travel

Thiksay Monastery, Leh Ladhak, Jammu Kashmir, India.

On a top of a hill in the village of Thiksay, 19 kilometers east of Leh we found this magnificent Gompa – Monastery. Built after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and it’s he largest gompa in central ladakh.

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truly beautiful and magnificent

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a pagoda entrance

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intricate details…..

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up up up ….

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60 monks live at the monastery

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the colours seem even brighter against the brownish landscape….

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so cute…

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stairs leading up to the Maitreya Temple, built in 1970 to honor the 14th Dalai Lamas visit.

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the Temple has a 15 meter high statue of Maitreya , largest one in Ladakh.

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 whoever did this white line must have had to much to drink, don’t you think ?

again a place worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood !

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