Shey Monastery- Built in the memory of King Singay Namgyal by his son, Shey Monastery served as the royal residence to the kings of Ladakh. Today, with its various Buddhist artifacts, its serves as a hot tourists' attraction.
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Shey Monastery

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Location
Perched on a hillock, Shey Monastery is worshiped and cherished by Buddhists from every part of the country. The monastery can be reached by just 15 minutes drive for Leh town.

Foundation
Shey Gompa was built by King Deldon Namgyal in the memory his late father, Singay Namgyal. The monastery served as a royal residence for the kings of Ladakh. Enjoy the splendid beauty of mighty Himalayas here.

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Highlights of Shey Monastery
Each and every corner of the Gompa surprises the visitors for its enchanting beauty and architectural splendor. Large number of Chortens with different shapes and sizes built below the monastery are real retreat for the people. It demonstrates the interest of Ladakhi kings and queens who had taken a great interest in Shey. A wax bowl with a burning central flame is kept in front of Lord Buddha's image, which burns for one year before being replaced. The walls of the monastery are beautified with numerous murals of Buddha statues, representing various gestures of hand – blessing, teaching and preaching.

Treasures of Shey Monastery
The Shey monastery features a gold-plated copper statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which was placed by Prince of Ladakh. Museum displays antiques like old weapons, tangkhas, ornaments of queen, king's armor, traditional clothes, silver jewelery and perak (turquoise-studded head gear).

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