Hemis Monastery, Hemis

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Visit Hemis Monastery, the biggest monastery of Ladakh, situated on a green hill and surrounded by mountains. Built in 1630, the monastery is richly endowed and decorated on all the sides by prayer flags dedicated to Lord Buddha. Observe the annual Hemis festival dedicated to the dancing reincarnate of Buddha, Lord Padmasambhava, whose mission is to improve the spiritual condition of all living beings. See the painted and decorated white walls of the main building. The monastery hosts the guardian deities and the Wheel of Life, as well as an important library of Tibetan style books. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hemis fast, fun, and easy.
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  • I must say I am lucky enough to attend this festival. We were here for a short vacation in Leh. This time just to explore locals purely and we were blessed to attend this festival. It was so soothing ...  more »
  • If you are a budhhist then nothing to worry because this monestery have well built museum in basement with a lot of informations and good management. BUT If you are non-budhhist then , better to hire ...  more »
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  • Must visit place. Keep a day for it. Explore the whole Gompa at leisure. There are many places to shoot excellent photos around here. The souvenir shop has great collections of things to buy. The warm jackets I bought for kids are great.
  • A beautiful place to visit where you can realise the meaning of life. If you visit the monastery you must visit the museum.
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