We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (265)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average38%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Indus River, Leh, India
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Leh
from US$812.00
More Info
Reviews (224)
Filter reviews
187 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews summer capital oil lamps worth a short visit green valley climb the stairs old palace nice view leh manali highway the main attraction restoration work archaeological survey of india walk up huge buddha statue beautiful sight very nice place must visit place indus river
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 187 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this monastery as part of local Leh sightseeeing tour. The monastery like many other in the region is centuries old but this one is in ruins. The good part is it offers some very good views of the surrounding areas. One can very...More

Thank John_Doe1011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

shey palace Also known as Shey Palace or Shey Gompa, the monastery is famous for housing a 3-storeyed huge copper with gilded gold idol of seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The statue is counted as the second largest idol in Ladakh.There was one gompa inside but closed...More

Thank ravi0291
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A nice and calm place to spend aroud few minutes. Offers a breathtaking view from the upstairs. This place comes under local sightseeing of Leh.

Thank Krishnandu
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Nice place to visit. A historic monastery which is very calm and peaceful. Very amazing views from the Monastery.

Thank Angad S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

15km from Leh town. Climb as usual. On the highway. Only rubbles left of the palace. After covering lots of tortuous lanes, you reach the monastery inside, desolate, pay 30 bucks per head, visit gold copper, large, beautiful statue of Shakyamuni , stained thanks and...More

Thank ghosal_rg
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We visited Shey Monastery on the way back from Thiksey monastery. The structure looks in bad shape and looks like it may have been damaged during some bad weather or an earthquake. There is not much climbing. There is a Buddha statue. The palace is...More

Thank GauravChand
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I first visited here several years ago, when more of the palace was open. Now only the upper hall with the Buddha statue is open. I have always heard of it referred to as Shey Palace. There was one monk there, collecting the Rs30 admission...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Presently hosts a Big Buddha Statue this is also once a Palace. The Palace is NOT accessible easily. The visitors said it was in bad shape however the Gompa portion is still well maintained with a Big Buddha Statue in it. Across the road in...More

Thank SK17
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In a routine visit of the sight seeing you will be visiting this place. After the earthquake the monastery is not in a very good shape. An OK place but good for the camera. There is entry fees for the maintenance of the place.

Thank debasis2k
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Its called Shey palace but it is in ruins. The monastery is in working condition. Thats the best possible thing to see and visit. If hard pressed for time this could be skipped.

Thank UdayV
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 79 nearby hotels
The Driftwood Ladakh
34 reviews
.86 km away
Ratna Hotel Ladakh
143 reviews
4.39 km away
Ladakh Sarai
378 reviews
6.15 km away
The Nature Residency Hotel
42 reviews
6.47 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 129 nearby restaurants
Cafe Cloud
89 reviews
4.51 km away
Chopsticks Noodle Bar
648 reviews
11.18 km away
Neha Snacks
193 reviews
11.22 km away
Summer Harvest
220 reviews
11.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 125 nearby attractions
Thiksey Monastery
1,611 reviews
3.59 km away
Prayer Wheel
139 reviews
11.18 km away
Stakna Monastery
111 reviews
8.87 km away
Stok Palace Museum
236 reviews
7.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shey Monastery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines