3 Monasteries to visit on your Ladakh Trip

Ladakh is known the world over for its picture-perfect mountainous terrain. Nature lovers and adventure seekers throng this high-altitude desert to quench their thirst for natural beauty and adrenaline rush. With several Buddhist monasteries marking its landscape, Ladakh is also a hotspot for culture enthusiasts. Here are some monasteries you must visit the next time you book your cheap flight ticket to Ladakh.

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery closely resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa. This 12-storey complex is home to more than 500 Buddhist monks, and you can come across a magnificent collection of stupas, swords, scripts, statues, books and journals at this gompa. The biggest attraction of the monastery is the 49-foot Maitreya Buddha statue, which is the largest in Ladakh.

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery or Hemis Gompa lies about 40 km from the city of Leh. It is among the most revered Buddhist shrines in the region as well as the largest monastery of the Drukpa order of Buddhism. A visit to the monastery gives you the perfect opportunity to come across paintings, stupas and other Buddhist relics.

Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery, located in the namesake village, dates back to the 14th century. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Buddhism, the monastery is known for its giant statue of Cho Rinpoche. On your visit, do not miss to attend the Morning Prayer ceremony which takes place here.

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