LIKIR MONASTERY (KLUD-KYIL), LEH

World India Jammu and Kashmir Leh Likir Monastery (Klud-kyil)
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Believed ot be built in 11th century Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh district. Built in style of a fort to provide sanctuary to local inhabitants during war, monastery is also known for the 75 feet statue of Buddha. Likir monastery was originally known as Klu-kkhyil gompa. Besides the tall Buddha statue, main attractions of the monastery are its architecture & murals. Monastery situated in Likir village is about 60 Kms from Leh and believed to be one of the oldest villages of India.

Believed ot be built in 11th century Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh district. Built in style of a fort to provide sanctuary to local inhabitants during war, monastery is also known for the 75 feet statue of Buddha. Likir monastery was originally known as Klu-kkhyil gompa. Besides the tall Buddha statue, main attractions of the monastery are its architecture & murals. Monastery situated in Likir village is about 60 Kms from Leh and believed to be one of the oldest villages of India.

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Historical, Heritage, Pilgrimage
Languages
Ladakhi, Hindi, Tibetan & English
Altitude
3721m
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