On our way to Pangong Lake, we had a stopover at Thiksey Monastery, the place which we had skipped while exploring stuffs around Leh. For its uniqueness and surrounding landscapes the monastery definitely deserves a half day visit.
The monastery is located atop a hill. We were very fortunate to have an excellent weather conditions for witnessing panoramic view of the valley from the monastery.
Maitreya (Future Buddha) Temple at the Monastery. The 15 meters high statue is largest of its kind in Ladakh.
View of 12 storeys monastery complex from the approach road.