hemis monastrery

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Situated at a distance of 45km from Leh, the gompa is an early 17th century structure built during the reign of Senge Namgyal, and belongs to the Drukpa Order of Buddhism. Famed to be the largest and most wealthy monastery in Ladakh, the Hemis Gompa is sprawled across a green stretch along a gorge, amidst an impressive fortress of mountains.
They have the bigger statue of Padmashambava in Ladakh and the largest thangka (religious painting).

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