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Sep 29, 2009 - Leh Monastery Tour

Today I visited six monasteries in the Ladakh region surrounding Leh. After a one hour drive the first was Tak Tuk, followed by Chemrey, Hemis, Thiksey, Shey and, seven hours after setting off in the morning, Stok. I think I’m monasteried out now. As this area is so close to Tibet, the monasteries have a very Tibetan look and feel. Most of the monks are Ledhakis – the local population - although there are a lot of Tibetan refugees in this area, as you will see from subsequent photos. The Tibet population is such that the Dalai Lama has a...

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