Sunday 7 August 2022

Thiksay Monastery

Buddha at the Thiksay Monastery

Vibrant Monasteries

Ladakh is one place where several cultures come together. All of these cultures are very historical dating back millenium.

The buddhist culture, especially, is one of the very vibrant and colourful. Their monasteries and festivals are also quite unique and colourful. Here are a few photos from the Thiksay Monastery and its surroundings

View of Thiksay Monastery

Riot of Colours, Thiksay Monastery

It is not just the exterior that is colourful. The idols, paintings and various musical instruments are also equally colourful!




Musical Instrument

The monasteries are surrounded by barren land. The army had, over the years, done plantations after studying the soil and understanding what kind of vegetation can grow here.

What you see here are greeneries which is the result of the efforts of the army.

Landscape of Ladakh

More greeneries

Panoramic view from Thiksay Monastery

For anyone planning to visit Ladakh, this is could add as a wonderful cultural sightseeing. Do make time to visit the place!

Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour.


R.Sudhir said...

Truly vibrant and the Army's contribution towards greenary is commendable. Photos are too good

Trails of a Traveler said...

Thank you Sudhir