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depends on how long you stay in Leh

after visiting Leh palace and the large Monasteries in Leh, this felt like a repetition You have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TheIndianTraveller
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Dallas, Texas
Visit to Shey monastery

It is a nice place of historical information.Once in Leh one must visit this place. This is well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RajendraSharda
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Navi Mumbai, India
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  • Average40%
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“green valley” (2 reviews)
“great photos” (2 reviews)
“old palace” (3 reviews)
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Indus River, Leh, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago

after visiting Leh palace and the large Monasteries in Leh, this felt like a repetition You have to drive 30 mins from leh to visit Shey village If you have time, this is a good place to visit, if you are on tight schedule, one...More

Thank TheIndianTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place of historical information.Once in Leh one must visit this place. This is well maintained place with neat and clean environment.Good to see such beautiful monastery.

Thank RajendraSharda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shey monastery is famous because of the magnificent metal statue of Buddha and one of the places to visit in leh , the second largest statue in Ladakh. It is located 15 kilometers south of Leh. It was built in the year 1655 by Ladakh’s...More

Thank Rajashekhar K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shey is the twin town of Leh. And this monastery adorns the town. Shey is less populated and the monastery here is more rugged and you can call it off beat due to the less people visiting here.

Thank kspanja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shey Monastery is not must visit kind of Monastery as there are several other beautiful ones. It has different infrastructure and gives a beautiful view from atop

Thank VikrantPB
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is not that great monastery to watch but the culture is so intact in here, if have time then can be visited. Very good view of let from Top of here.

Thank pavan t
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This Monastery was good and infrastructure was different and you can get very nice views for your photographs. The main attraction of this monastery was three story statue of Buddha which was indeed a very nice construction example and must watch thing.

Thank divya k
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Shey Monastery is housed within the larger Shey Palace complex. It's a lot easier to reach than the Thicksey Monastery. The main temple has a 30 feet statue of a seated, smiling Buddha which is extremely calming. Great views of Leh town from atop!

Thank SoboRay
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It has a beautiful setting, and you can get some really nice views as you walk up. The temples inside are worth the visit too.

Thank Lv2Teach
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was our 1st monastery visit and and it set the tone for the rest to come. Shey is quaint & scenic and definitely a must see.

Thank Gavin R
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