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One has to climb up very high to get to this monastery. The monastery is known for its huge gold Buddha stature which is supposedly second largest in Ladakh. The view from top is scenic which makes it worth visiting.
Excellent monastery. Initial structure 700 years old. Witnessed a collective worship by the inmates, which was soul stirring and really uplifting. Ice stupa a much famed initiative by Sir Sonam Wanchoo is also nearby. You can read about Ice Stupa on net. Much fulfilling retreat.
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