Visible from virtually everywhere in Leh, 16th-century Tsemo (Victory) Fort is a defining landmark that crowns the top of Palace Ridge,...
Just below the base area of Leh Palace, the early 15th-century Chamba Lhakhang was one of a trio of Maitreya temples built in Leh by...
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Tsemo Gompa information
Directly beneath the Tsemo Fort ruins, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings. One enshrines an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya, the other is a more atmospheric Gonkhang of protector deities. Access on foot is by a steep, dusty path from Leh Palace or by concreted path from Chubi. Road access is a 3km loop from the Polo Ground, some 600m off the Nubra Road.