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Thiksey Gompa

Essential Info on Thiksey Gompa

Altitude: 3259m

State: Jammu and Kashmir

Location: Leh Manali Hwy, Thiksey

Famous For: Historical, Heritage, Pilgrimage

Languages Spoken: Ladakhi, Hindi, Tibetan & English

Architectural style: Fort monastery in the Central Tibetan pattern

Thiksey Gompa Hilltop Monastery

Amongst the numerous things that Ladakh is well-known for, one are its beautiful monasteries. If you have actually been to Ladakh, you know what I'm discussing. Those beautiful constructions balanced on boulders, offering an air of eternity. One of such abbeys is Thiksey, situated at an altitude of practically 3600 m in the Thiksey city. It is just one of the largest and most well-known monasteries in Ladakh.

The Thiksey monastery, repainted in red, ochre and white, assimilate well with the bordering landscape. On first sight, you will certainly be amazed with the solid similarity it births to Potala Palace in Lhasa in Tibet. Visiting the abbey, which houses a number of sightseeing places within it, can be a satisfying know-how. It give you outstanding possibilities for taking in the sights and also expedition.

Best Time to Visit Thiksey

Antara Sarkar Although it is a year-round tourist place, travelers favor checking out Thiksey Monastery from the month of (Jun and Sep) as the temperature level conditions during this period are best to roam around conveniently. As the abbey stays closed from the month of (Nov until the end Apr), it is advisable to visit this stunning abbey from the month of (Sep until completion of Nov).

How to Reach There

Thiksey Monastery is situated twenty KMS from Leh as well as to get to the must visit sightseeing places in Leh and take a cab for the Thiksey Monastery. Besides, the town can be reached from Srinagar and also Manali if you come by means of roadways; they have excellent bus and also taxicab conveniences with to as well as from services.

Structure of the Monastery

Because it is on the edge of hillside, the buildings structures have a special setups such as they have actually kept in ascending order of value as well as the design is lovely. Since it looks similar to Potala Royal residence in Lhasa, it has the name Mini Potala too. The yard in the foot opens a trip of steps that brings about the primary abbey.

List of some exciting tourist attractions to visit in the Thiksey monastery below:

  1. Maitreya Buddha
  2. Tara temple
  3. Assembly Hall
  4. Nunnery
  5. Library
  6. Rooftop

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