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Leh-Ladakh Tourist Places

May 30th 2015 at 1:04 AM

Leh –ldakh inside boasts natural beauty. And some historical place which has forced us to explore. And the beauty of it and made it beautiful weather. Come Leh - Ldakh is familiar to you from some of the beautiful places-

Basgo Tourist Place: It is also known as Basgo or Bazgo Gompa. It is a Buddhist monastery located in Leh District. Although the monastery was built for the Namgyal rulers in 1680 AC. Basgo itself was inlayed in the early days of Ladakh and is frequently mentioned in the Ladakhi Chronicles when it was a political and cultural centre. The monastery is situated on top of the hill towering over the ruins of the ancient town and is noted for its Buddha statue and murals. There is a palace which was built in the 15th AD, in Basgo.

Lamayuru Tourist Place: Lamayuru monastery was founded in the 10th century. Lamayuru is situated 125 km west of Leh. It was once a lake, According to a famous folktale. A Monk- Lama once blessed to this place, because of it raised the waters of the lake to recede up to the mountains and left the place for the monastery to be built. This monastery is in complete ruins and only its main hall stands to this day housing numerous Tankhyas. There is a Yundrung Kabgyad festival, which is presented here annually during summer on the 28th and 29th days of the second Tibetan month. Lamayuru has some interesting caves carved out of the mountainside and is set on a high cape overlooking the village and valley. The monastery is also popular as Yung Drung -'Swastika’.

Alchi Tourist Place: Alchi is a well known village situated in the Leh District of Ladakh. It is standing on the banks of the Indus River. Alchi is located at a distance of about 60 km from Leh. It is at the centre of the Himalayan region. This village is known for an ancient monastery with the same name.

Likir Tourist Place: Likir is located by the side of shining Indus River, near the village of Saspol. It is a hillock in the valley of Likir where one of Ladakh's oldest monastery. Likir monastery or Likir Gompa stands is situated. Likir translates to 'the Naga encircled', it refers to the bodies of Nanda Taksako and Nanda, both Naga kings and great serpent spirits. Buddhism, akin to ancient naga (snake) cult of India, considers snakes as divine spirits of the underworld, guardians of hidden teachings and hidden treasures.

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