Thiksey Monastery, Leh

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Thiksey Monastery, Leh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

Phone: +91-9320089774

Ticket Price: 20 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Famous for it’s architecture and location, and also as the location for the Satrangi Re music video from the critically acclaimed movie, Dil Se, the Thiksey Monastery in the Indus valley is renowned for being the largest among all of the gomphas located in the provinces of Ladakh and Leh. Managed by the Gelighpa sect, it’s extensive architecture is said to imitate the style of the Palace of Potala in Tibet.

The building consists of 12 storeys, divided into clear sections of residence, preserves and exhibits, the last of which contains such as stupas, thangkas, and statues. Besides a large collection of ancient swords and traditional paintings and artistry, a major attraction and feature of the premises of the monastery is the temple of the Maitreya Buddha. The idol of the Buddha was established in order to commemorate the welcoming of the 14th Dalai Lama in 1970. The traditional festivals held in the Monastery are the annual ritual of Gustor, held during the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar. The holy traditional dance of the Cham Dance is also a major cultural festival of the monastery.

Thiksey Monastery Information

  • The traditional festivals held in the Monastery are the annual ritual of Gustor, held during the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar. The holy traditional dance of the Cham Dance is also a major cultural festival of the monastery.

Restaurants Near Thiksey Monastery

  • Tenzin Dickey Tibetan
  • KC Garden Cafe
  • Open Hand Cafe
  • Chopsticks Noodle Bar & Cafe

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  • We visited the monastery in July and the Maitreyee Buddha here is simply beautiful. Looking at the statue brings a calmness within yourself. Do wear socks when you visit this monastery in the afternoon as you will tend to burn your feet as here one has to open their shoes aside and the visiting temples need to be walked to from one end to the other in bare feet.

  • We visited the monastery in July and the Maitreyee Buddha here is simply beautiful. Looking at the statue brings a calmness within yourself. Do wear socks when you visit this monastery in the afternoon as you will tend to burn your feet as here one has to open their shoes aside and the visiting temples need to be walked to from one end to the other in bare feet.

  • I find this monastery well built and more beautifully built and by the view it provides than Hemis Monastery. Also have a restaurant which provides excellent fresh apple juice in 1L glass bottles. Have ample parking space.

  • It can be viewed as a replica of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet as it has great resemblance of the same.. One of the oldest Buddhist monastery in India, a must visit place in leh.. There is Maitreya Buddha statue here, as per Buddhist tradition and belief Maitreya will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment and teach the pure dharma..

  • A very calm and soothing experience. If the management considers guides for explaining the relevance, the tourists will gain a lot.

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