Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Kargil

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Admire ancient gompas and exquisite silk embroidery murals at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), a Tibetan Buddhist monastery complex perched atop a huge rock. Cut in the hillside at 3,510 m (11,520 ft), the monastery offers fabulous views of the surrounding snow-capped Lamayuru Mountains and Indus River. Founded by Naropa in the early 11th century, the complex once housed 400 monks. Impressive murals inside the complex show a blend of Tibetan and Indian art and you will see many butter lamps and elaborate carpets in well-preserved ancient meditation cavities. Ornate frescoes and numerous intensely colored statues adorn its richly decorated halls. Work out when and for how long to visit Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and other Kargil attractions using our handy Kargil trip tool .
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  • The monastery is big & one can find many antique paintings on the walls! One also gets a picturesque view of Lamayuru from the monastery. Must visit place.  more »
  • Ladakh is also known as "Land of Lamas". Lamayuru monastery is one of the ancient monasteries where Great lama's of Ladakh studied. This monastery is sited at hilltop area of Lamayuru. We visited this...  more »
  • One of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The place has an aura about itself. The landscape around the monastery is moonscape like. The views from the monastery are just great. There is an entry fee of Rs 50/- for Indian nationals. There is a restaurant adjoin the monastery where one can relish freshly made eats.
  • Very old monastry, cool place must visit on the way to leh
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