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Shey Monastery

Indus River, Leh, India
+91 94191 67939
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Gorgeous Site

The drive itself to Shey is wonderful (in fact, if you pass the monastery, you will see a beautiful... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
smlec
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Varanasi, India
Historical monument near the city !

Most of the monastery is in shambles. The temple is well maintained and the scenery is excellent... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
Ashish D
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Mumbai, India
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Indus River, Leh, India
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"summer capital"
in 4 reviews
"worth a short visit"
in 2 reviews
"buddha statue"
in 9 reviews
"green valley"
in 2 reviews
"nice view"
in 7 reviews
"old palace"
in 3 reviews
"leh manali highway"
in 4 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 4 reviews
"archaeological survey of india"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sight"
in 2 reviews
"royal palace"
in 2 reviews
"must visit place"
in 6 reviews
"indus river"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"copper"
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"monastery"
in 79 reviews
"hillock"
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The drive itself to Shey is wonderful (in fact, if you pass the monastery, you will see a beautiful field of ancient stupas as you approach the next hilltop monastery). These gorgeous Buddhist sites constructed within Ladakh's rugged mountainsides are breath-taking. Take water with you,...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Most of the monastery is in shambles. The temple is well maintained and the scenery is excellent, on your way up and from the top !

Thank Ashish D
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Interesting and charming, but in I preferred Thiksey for beauty. A little in dis-repair but still worthwhile if you have the time.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Shey village was used to be the summer capital of Ladakh and the king took residence at the palace of Shey which, today, lays mostly in ruins. The views from the Monastery is beautiful. No Admission during the winter months is free.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We had visited this ancient palace located on the Leh Manali highway during our sightseeing in Leh. From the parking lot, one has to walk on a inclined path to reach the entrance and then climb a steep flight of steps to check out the...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

its not like some palace,just you get is a great view from this place,very calm to sit n ponder,it looks like a wallpaper,nearby is a river which is also well maintained.A must must visit place

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

No more a royal palace, it still stands strong as a reminder of 16th century lifestyle. Old relics still well preserved is just awesome. You get a guide inside the palace & shrine to take you around. Ask the guide as many queries you have...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We hired bikes for a day at Leh... thats when we rode to Shey Monastery... the view offered from the top is fantastic and a must for photography buffs...

Thank Gaurav K
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The old Monastery and very peaceful...went there sat there for a while and felt very fresh... Very peaceful place.

Thank DharaDutta
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Must visit kind a place this is , you can get some excellent pictures here.try to keep some 1-2 hours of time in hand to visit this place properly

Thank Sneha B
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