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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)

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Address: Diskit | 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, India

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Diskit monatery is named after the town of Diskit in Nubra valley and is note for the huge statue of Maithreya budha overlooking the town. The Monastery can be reached from Diskit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diskit monatery is named after the town of Diskit in Nubra valley and is note for the huge statue of Maithreya budha overlooking the town. The Monastery can be reached from Diskit town by private vehicles or even by walking if one wants to enjoy the short climb uphill. There is a souvenir shop in the monastery which sells some... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The confusing question is, Are all Gompa different ?! The answer is NO. They are very much similar, or I would say same. So the best thing to do is visit any of these popular one e.g., Thiksey or Diskit and spend good time there. Request a monk around to help you with the knowledge about their history and their... More 

Thank Mumbaikar_Biker
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

A wonderful place in Nubra, Shyok Valley of Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir State of India. A 100 feet statue of Maitray Buddha facing downwards to Shyok Valley.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The access to the base of the monastery by car is easy, but the flight of stairs to the monastery is bit steep. However, the most important and impressive aspect of this Monastery complex is the majestic mega statute of Buddha, described here as Maitreya Buddha. This is marvelous. The view of the Nubra Valley is spectacular from the decks... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Ladakh is dotted with monasteries, each with their own unique characteristics. What gives Diskit it's edge (if you can call it that) is the huge mediating Buddha statue at its base. The monastery itself is very old and not as colourful as Thiksey or Lamayuru but it is very charming. We especially felt attached to this place because we found... More 

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New delhi
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

While travelling to Nubra valley from leh you will find this monastery attracting you just before reaching Nubra. Its a beautiful ancient masterpiece of architecture and divine, this beautiful temple of budda is situated on the top of a mountain with magnificent view. No wonder you will find peace around and within you once you are here.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Diskit monastery is near Nubra valley. The location is simply breathtaking with river and almost flat lands on one side and the beautiful mountsins on the other side. The Buddha statue is a towering one and is beautiful. This is a livinhg and breathing monastery. There are rooms to stay. One so inclined can also stay and learn about Buddhism.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest monastery, with views overlooking the Maitreya Buddha statue. The rooms were filled with historical information and relics. Visited with a couple of my local friends and even they were impressed!

Thank shahfiany
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

1. Oldest and largest monastery in the Nubra valley , with it's own history coinciding with the history of the early settlements here. 2. Situated on a small hillock above the flood area of Shyok river , over viewing the vast Nubra valley and facing the Diskit town. 3. This monastery was built is the 14th century under royal patronage... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Situated at a calm & serene location between Leh & Nubra valley,this monastery boasts of a large statue of Maitreya buddha.The monks are very helpful & don't shy away from camera.But be respectful towards them & their rules.

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