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The Thiksey Gompa (monastary)lies about 18km south of Leh. It belongs to the Gelukpa order of Buddhism. The monastary was reconstructed around 1430AD,and is the residence to about 80 monks. The monastary has some great artwork and also houses the two storey high Maitreya Buddha. There are wonderful views over the landscape from the rooftop too.
I used a polarising filter for this shot.

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