Sankar Monastery, Leh

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#15 of 31 in Historic Sites in Leh
Built in the 1920s, Sankar Monastery occupies the spot on an earlier, 500-year-old structure and serves as the official residence of the regional head of the Yellow Hat sect. Following some steep stairs, you will reach richly painted entrance doors leading into an impressive assembly hall. Admire a colorful thousand-hand Avalokitesvara and see vividly colored paintings, old carved furniture, and a formidable collection of miniature statues made of gold. With our world travel planner, Leh attractions like Sankar Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Sankar Monastery is a daughter-establishment of Spituk Monastery and the residence of the Abbot of Spituk. It is located within an easy half-hour walk from Leh. It is a relatively modern, attractive c...  more »
  • Sankar Monastery is located about 2 km away from Leh such that tourists can visit the Gompa easily on foot. The Sankar Monastery belongs to the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism. The monastery remains open fro...  more »
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