Phyang Monastery in Leh

Enjoy visiting this 900-year-old monastery up a hillock

Enjoy visiting this 900-year-old monastery up a hillock | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Baldiri

Phyang Monastery Overview

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"Phyang Monastery is a prominent place of worship, affiliated to the Red Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery is situated atop the Phyang Hill, where a monastery named Tashi Chozong was built in AD 1515. The establishment of this monastery led to the formation of a monastic community that began Digung teachings under the guidance of Skyoba Jigsten Gonbo. In present times, this shrine is under the administration of Apchi Choski Dolma and the supposed reincarnation of Skyabje Toldan Rinpoche.

The monastery houses several small shrines and royal wall paintings within its premises. This 900 years old museum also forms a part of the monastery compound and is one of its main highlights. The museum has on display a fabulous assortment of idols, colourful thangkas and ancient weapons of warfare. The festival of Gang-Sngon Tsedup is celebrated here with zeal and fervour in the first month of the Tibetan calendar. The monastery also organises ritualistic dance performances on the second and third day of Tibetan calendar's sixth month."

  • Opening Closing Time 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
    01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
    Open all days

  • Photo Opp

    Set atop a hillock, the Phyang Monastery provides a panoramic view of the beautiful valley, which makes it an apt location for photography.
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 20

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Leh Srinagar Highway, Leh, 194101, Jammu and Kashmir