Top things to do in Shey

Buddhist Temple in Shey

Royal Palace Temple

The greatest attraction in Shey's palace complex is the royal temple, with its splendid 17th-century Buddha statue. The highly revered 7.5m-tall gilded copper Buddha was originally installed in 1645.
Palace in Shey

Royal Palace

Along the top of Shey's ridge, a series of fortress ruins bracket the three-storey, 17th-century Royal Palace, which has enjoyed a wholesale reconstruction in recent years. The palace temple contains a 7.5m-tall gil…
Buddhist Sculpture in Shey

Buddha Carvings

Just by the roadside, as you round a sharp corner, a group of five ancient carved Dhyani Buddhas stand carved into the rock, 200m before the palace turnoff.
Film Location in Shey

Druk Padma Karpo School

Though best known for its cameo role in the popular Bollywood film 3 Idiots, this school of more than 700 students has an interesting campus of prize-winning modern buildings incorporating the latest in sustainable …