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Spituk Monastery, Leh

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Spin a prayer wheel and enjoy fabulous panoramic views at Spituk Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched above the Indus Valley. This intensely colored complex cut into the slope of a hill was founded in the 11th century as a model for other monasteries in the area. Housing a number of ancient shrines, idols, frescoes, and scriptures, the monastery's most treasured relic is a "nose-bleed" belonging to the leader of the Yellow Hat sect, who spread Gelug Buddhism. Gain sweeping views of the arabesque-shaped green fields and mud-brick buildings, set against a backdrop of dark brown peaks across the valley. Home to around 100 monks, the temple gets very crowded during festival times. To visit Spituk Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Leh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Leh vacation maker site.
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  • Spituk Monastery, also known as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery. 8kms from Leh. The word 'Spitok' means exemplary. Today it is the home of 100 monks and an awe inspiring.....  more
    Spituk Monastery, also known as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery. 8kms from Leh. The word 'Spitok' means exemplary. Today it is the home of 100 monks and an awe inspiring.....  more »
  • Airport views is what i would go for and seeing planes take off and land, the monastery is just like another hence didn't excite me that much 
    Airport views is what i would go for and seeing planes take off and land, the monastery is just like another hence didn't excite me that much  more »

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