Juley Juley Ladakh-Visit to Thiksey monastery

Whenever I think of Ladakh the first image that comes to mind is the magnificent Thiksey monastery. This is the largest monastery   and is about 18 km from  Leh.It is also known as Mini Potala  as it closely resembles the Potala Palace at Lhasa,Tibet.This is a sprawling 12 storey complex in dazzling shades of yellow,ochre and maroon.

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The most striking feature in this place is the  massive 15 metre statue of Maitreya  or future Buddha.It occupies two storeys and is made  by the local artists.

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I was enchanted by the serene and spiritual aura all around and left the place feeling blessed and content.

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