Thikse Monastery

I realised I have been rambling for quite a while about Thikse Gompa (Monastery) without having uploaded any images of the monastery itself. Apparently the complex has 12 stories- I am still trying to figure the 12 out.

Identify the 12 stories

I was also struck by the remoteness of these monasteries- set in a sea of sand high in the skies (Thikse is located at an altitude of about 3600m so forget having a climbing match from the bottom until you’re well acclimatised to the altitude!)

Middle of Nowhere
One of the largest Gompas in Ladakh
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    why am i coming up with 14 stories? no wonder i have trouble keeping up with crochet stitches…i count one where there is none..hehe…
    the one of the gompa against the desert is lovely..casting it as a refuge against the stark beauty of the surroundings.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Maybe there are 14 but the insiders don’t count two stories?

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Rachael!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Wonderful location and pictures are good!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes Thikse monastery is indeed fantastic!

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