Palace built by Shinge Namgyal in 16th century is a replica of Potala palace of Lhasa. The Red Monastery belong to 15th century is another attraction, Stok palace, 16th century Mosque built in the style of Iranian and Turkish architecture.
There are many important places in and around Leh attracting people from all over the world.
Hemis Gompa: It is situated about 40 km from Leh. This is the largest monastery in the Ladakh district consist of many temples. Place for Rimpoche and the library has many rare collection of valuable manuscripts and Thunkus. 17th century Thunku is largest in the world. Mask dance is another attraction here. Statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, Famous Mani wall are note worthy.
Gotsang Gompa: It is a 13th century gompa predates Hemis Gompa and it was built in remembrance to Gotsang pa who sat in meditation.
Spituk Gompa: It is about 10 km from Leh and is famous for Thunkus and manuscripts. Spituk Gustor festival is famous festival in Ladakh which held in the month of January every year.
Place is noted for important festivals and entertainment among those Archery festival during spring. Choglamasar is famous for celebration of ladakhi festival and Chham dance of Lamas depict the legendary tales of Tibet, Indus view festival is another one. Attire of Ladakhi men and women is different.(Gaucha and kuntop respectively). June to September is the most suitable time to visit this place.
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