Deskit Monastery, Leh

4.8
Historic Site · Religious Site
Enjoy fabulous views from Deskit Monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley. This complex features a huge prayer hall housing a statue of crowned Maitreya Buddha. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has a cupola identical to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet. Painted in bright colors, another big statue of Maitreya Buddha stands on a hill just below the monastery, facing the Shyok River towards Pakistan. Climb the roof of the complex for gorgeous panoramic views of the valley. A visit to Deskit Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh online trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • So this entire monastery is situated on a hill and the elevation provides a beatiful view from the top and its a great place to snap some great pics although it snot allowed to wear shoes inside and.....  more »
  • It's amazing to look at the mere size of the statue. Stop on your way to Hunder and get views from the top.  more »

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