Thiksey Monastery (also Thikse and Thiksay Monastery) is a beautiful monastery overlooking the fertile Ladakh valley and the Indus river.
Thiksey Monastery has the beautiful 3 stories tall gilded statue of Maitreya - the future Buddha. There are several masterpieces of art inside the monastery.
Thiksey Monastery courtyard is beautifully decorated in traditional Ladakhi architecture against a backdrop of snow covered mountains.
Thiksey Monastery is conveniently located 45mins from Leh - the capital of Ladakh. It is a 'must see' for any visitor to Leh/Ladakh
Thiksey monastery is part of a huge complex with several temples and places of religious and cultural significance.
The clean, comfortable Chamba hotel located next to the Thiksey monastery is owned and run by the Thiksey Monastery and is one of the best places to stay in Ladakh.