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Likir Gompa, Likir

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#7 of 33 in Historic Sites in Leh District
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Travel the scenic mountain road to Likir Gompa, nestled at a high altitude with memorable views of the surrounding lofty landscape. One of the oldest monasteries in the region, the original structure supposedly dated back almost 1,000 years, when it was constructed by King Lhachen Gyalpo. Since then, it has undergone destruction and reconstruction. Observe the gigantic golden statue of the Buddha, visible from far away as you approach, and once at the monastery, venture on to the roof for outstanding views across the hills. To visit Likir Gompa on your holiday in Likir, and find out what else Likir has to offer, use our Likir.
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  • I loved there architecture..I was there for holiday and after visiting here I was very excited..Great place to viait 
    I loved there architecture..I was there for holiday and after visiting here I was very excited..Great place to viait  more »
  • Well worth the detour off the road to Tabo. Was quiet when we were there and seemingly not really yet geared up to tourism. Lunchtime snacks could however be purchased outside the monastery which was....  more
    Well worth the detour off the road to Tabo. Was quiet when we were there and seemingly not really yet geared up to tourism. Lunchtime snacks could however be purchased outside the monastery which was....  more »
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  • This monastery is located in a scenic setting just a few KMs from the NH1- surrounded by tall snow capped mountains, picturesque houses and villages, tall poplar trees, and peaceful atmosphere. The monastery itself is beautiful but is quite similar in structure and layout to the other monasteries around Ladakh. The walls of the main temple are covered with colorful paintings and beautiful motifs. There are statues of the many Buddhas and past rinpoches inside. There were very few people when we were here and the place felt calm and serene. There's a big and recent statue of Maitreya or future Buddha at the back of the temple. Make sure you circumnavigate the whole place because the views from the back are also very beautiful.
  • A picturesque monastery, situated at the top of a hill, the views are simply spell bounding. Also housed here is a 25 foot tall gold covered Buddha statue.

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