PLACE OF INTEREST


IN LEH

Leh Palace: Sengge Namgyal's imposing nine-storey palace, which juts out of the slopes of Tesemo Hill overlooking the town, was built in the 17th century.

Tesemo Gompa: Built in 1430 A.D., the monastery has statues of Maitreya Buddha, Avalokiteshvara and Manjushree

Leh Mosque: This was built in 1666-67 A.D. under an agreement between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi ruler Daldan Namgyal

Sankar Gompa: This small gompa is a branch of Spituk Monastery and has a collection of miniature statues of pure gold and many paintings.

Shanti Stupa: Inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985, this stupa was built for world peace

LAKES

Pangong Lake (150kms): It is Asia's largest salt water lake about 130 kms long and around 6 kms wide. Its resembles a celestial lake, surrounded on all side by barren mountains.

Tsomoriri Lake (210kms): This beautiful salty expanse of water, 24 kms in length and at a height of 4,242 m

AROUND LEH

Stok Palace and Museum (17kms): The royal family of Ladakh resides here and the museum houses artefacts associated with the dynasty

Shey Palace (15 kms): Vibrantly coloured murals are the attraction here

Thiksey (20kms) :Thiksey monastery is famous for its excellent maintenance and impressive Potala - like location overlooking many picturesque villages. The library here is one of the biggest in Ladakh

Hemis (43kms): Hemis monastery is the largest and the most important of all the monastic establishments of Ladakh

Spituk(8 kms):The Spituk Monastery boasts of some prized thangkas (painted scroll) and enormous statues of Kali

Likir (60 kms) and Alchi (67 kms): Both house many gigantic clay statues of the Buddha in various forms

Lamayuru (125kms): This is among the oldest and the most important monasteries set in picturesque moonland surroundings.


Pangong Lake
Khardung-La Pass
Tsomoriri Lake
Thiksey Monastery

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