Monasteries in Ladakh

  • Delegates of G20 summit visited Hemis and Thiksey Monasteries.

About Hemis Monastery

  • Hemis Monastery is the largest monastic institution in Ladakh.
  • It is situated on western banks of the Indus River.
  • It belongs to Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism (or the Drupka Lineage).
  • Hemis has more than 200 branch monasteries in the Himalayas.

About Thiksey Monastery

  • It is a Tibetan Buddhist gompa (monastery) linked with the Gelugpa sect.
  • It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey hamlet, Ladakh.
  • It is notable for its resemblance to Tibet’s Potala Palace.
  • It is also known for its annual Gustor Festival.
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