Thiksey Gompa

sights / Religious

Thiksey Gompa information

Location
Thiksey , India
Telephone
+91 1982 267011
More information
www.thiksey-monastery.org
Prices
admission ₹30, video ₹100
Opening hours
6am-1pm & 1.30-6pm, festival Oct/Nov
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The glorious Thiksey Gompa covers a large rocky outcrop with layered, whitewashed Tibetan-style buildings. It’s one of Ladakh’s biggest and most recognisable monasteries, a veritable monastic village incorpor-ating shops, a school, restaurant and hotel. Near the upper car park, the well-labelled monastery museum displays Tantric artefacts, some carved from human bones. Notice the 10 weapons symbolically used to combat evil spirits.