Leh Palace is a replica of Potala palace of Lhasa, was built by Shinge Namgyal during 16th century. The Red Monastery (15th century), Stok palace and 16th century Mosque built by applying Iranian and Turkish architecture.
There are many important places in and around Leh attracting people from all over the world.
Hemis Gompa:This is the place of Rimpoche, situated at about 40 km from Leh. The largest monastery in the Ladakh district consist of many temples. With the Statue of Buddha Shakyamuni and library which has rare collection of invaluable manuscripts and Thunkus, Hemis Gompa is always special in the lives of ladakhi people. 17th century Thunku is largest in the world. Mask dance is another attraction.
Gotsang Gompa, 13th century gompa predates Hemis Gompa and it was built in remembrance to Gotsang pa.
Spituk Gompa: It is about 10 km from Leh, famous for Thunkus and manuscripts. Spituk Gustor festival held every year in January.
This place is noted for important festivals and entertainment among those Archery festival during spring, ladakhi festival at Choglamasar, Chham dance of Lamas depict the legendary tales of Tibet, Sindu Darshani festival. Attire of Ladakhi men and women is Gaucha and kuntop respectively.
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