18 km from the town of Leh, Thiksey is one of the most beautifull views of Leh. it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. It is a special place to visit a puja, morning ceremonies. The Thiksey Monastery is located on the summit of a hill. It has 12 storey monastery complexes. It consists of numerous stupas, thankas, statues, swords, etc. More that hundred monks stay in the Thiksey Monastery. You can find large statue of maitreya, which is 15 Km tall.