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Likir Monastery

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Address: Likir, Leh, India

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Beautiful and powerful

A less visited temple and monastery complex, Likir is a must-stop enroute to Alchi/Lamayuru. It offers a great view, a diversion from the road and you will see very unusual and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A less visited temple and monastery complex, Likir is a must-stop enroute to Alchi/Lamayuru. It offers a great view, a diversion from the road and you will see very unusual and powerful wall paintings.

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hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a very nice place to cisit, Monastery is very old , Buddha statue is very tall, a must visit place for tourists

Thank anjan_mukherjee
Ghaziabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Like any other monastery this also has an awesome view. Since this is slightly away from the city it is bit of an effort to get there. Roads are not convenient but after getting there you might just feel refreshed with the energies of the temple.

Thank ChauhanRuchi
Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

it was a sunny day and 5 degree temperature. I was standing under this statue and watching the snow covered mountains in front.Awesome!!

Thank Bhawna G
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Situated at a distance of around 50 km from Leh town, Likir monastery is in existence since 11th century. Despite its oldness, it is well maintained with ample parking facilities. Its original name is Klukkhyil Gompa. The main attraction of this monastery is the 75 feet high statue of Lord Buddha made predominantly of gold. Two nagas or snakes are... More 

Thank Ratnesh M
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I visited this monastery before starting my solo trek from Likir. This is a nice monastery with good views of Likir. A local guide told me of an ancient treasure buried under the monastery that was so huge in numbers it could pay off India's total debt if needed. I'm not sure how far this is true but the monastery... More 

Thank Melroy D
Bolton, UK
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was our first gompa at the start of the Sham Valley trek and was quite interesting. But there are more spectacular ones to see around Leh if you are pushed for time.

Thank infoaddict
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

a stunning and colourful buddhist monastery overlooking the indian himalayas. there's two rooms that you can wander around and also a museum. there is also a big golden statue of maitreya. we went in december so there were no monks there as it was winter. the floor is extrememly cold so make sure to wear socks. it's a definite must... More 

Thank kristyrebecca
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Seeing this huge statue is truly surreal. The climb up the hill, as with most monasteries is tough, especially given the altitude, but all of these places are worth getting to the top, this one especially.

Thank jmachado87
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Not sure, but somehow I felt that this will be a place which is not thronged by tourists and will get to savour the sights and sounds of the place and be one with the serenity and silence that I typically associate with a monastery. Likir monastery lived up to that expectation I had. What was particularly interesting is that... More 

Thank Pratik B

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