"Thiksey Gompa" Tikse by MalenaN

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Thiksey Gompa (Monastery) is situated 25 kilometres south of Leh. The buildings in white, ochre and red are spread out over a rocky outcrop. It is sometimes called “Mini Potala” as it is constructed in the same style as the Potala Palace in Lhasa, but it is of course much smaller. It is very picturesque and after seeing photos of Thiksey I thought that this is a place I don’t want to miss during my visit to Ladakh. When you have climbed to the top of the 12-story monastery you will have a fantastic view over the Indus Valley and the mountains of Stock Range.

It is easy to visit the monastery in Thiksey on your own as the main road passes just below and buses are frequent.

  • Last visit to Tikse: Jul 2010
  • Intro Updated Dec 11, 2010
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Oh my Lord! Looks like the Potola Palace. Amazing photos of an amazing place. I normally don't get jealous, but I'm really jealous right now. This place looks amazing!
    I think this is a part of India that only the most adventurous travelers visit. I could probably film an entire episode on this region.
    I have to read some more.

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Oct 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      I had wanted to go to Ladakh for a long time, and it is also the region of India I liked most.

    • briantravelman's Profile Photo
      Oct 19, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      I don't blame you. I think it's mine too now. I like more off the beaten path places. Kashmir is a region that's always fascinated me, as well.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Looks an amazing place to visit, with a stunning view too!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    Looks like a fascinating spot, Malena. Chotagi sounds tasty too.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Thats an amazing place to visit, thanks for sharing, Malena !

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    Another fascinating place you have visited Malena. The 15 metres high Maitreya is simply beautiful.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Malena, the long history of India is amazing - that's a great view of the Thiksey Gompa monastery perched on its hilltop! Your Chotagi meal looks and sounds delicious! One day, maybe I too will have a proper look at India.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Great tips and photos, Malena, about your visit to Tikse. The Chotagi looks like a great meal. Surprised to read that you were the only person in the museum during your visit. Cheers, Bill

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2010 at 7:12 AM

    Thiksey is certainly an amazing place. How great that you made it there so that now we can admire it from your beautiful pictures :)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Brilliant! Thanks for refreshing memories :)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Fantastic pics again!

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