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Famous Buddhist Monasteries in Jammu and Kashmir

Written By: Manoj Menon

Situated on the country's northern most tip, Jammu and Kashmir is a state filled with Buddhist relics. One can travel through the state and admire the Buddhist carvings and architecture here. Although many of them are in ruins, travellers are still left to wonder as to how such mega structures were built and how long did the construction take in a day of no modern equipments.

The intricate carvings on the life of Buddha is common on most of the architecture. Still serving as a religious place for Buddhists, most living temples and monasteries are maintained by the resident monks, while other relics are left to the care of nature. So let's set out to explore these ancient relics built by our ancestors that still live on with us here at Jammu and Kashmir.

Alchi Monastery

Alchi Monastery

Beauty of Alchi Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Intrepid wanderer

Basgo Monastery

Basgo Monastery

Scenic view if Basgo Gompa.

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao

Chemrey Gompa

Chemrey Gompa

The rugged landscape of Chemrey.

Photo Courtesy: Krayker

Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery

Statue of Buddha at Diskit Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: John Hill

Hanle Gompa

Hanle Gompa

Picturesque view of Hanle Gompa.

Photo Courtesy:ZeePack

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

Monk praying at Hemis Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker

Hundur Gompa

Hundur Gompa

View of Hundur Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker

Korzok Monastery

Korzok Monastery

View from the Korzok Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Steve Hicks

Kursha Gompa

Kursha Gompa

Looking down at Kursha Gompa.

Photo Courtesy: hamon jp

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery

The beauty of Lamayuru Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Kondephy

Likir Gompa

Likir Gompa

The snow capped peaks overlooking Likir Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Morrisjm

Lingshed Gompa

Lingshed Gompa

A cover of green at Lingshed Gompa.

Photo Courtesy: hamon jp

Phugtal

Phugtal

The cliff hanging Phugtal Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Shakti

Rizong Gompa

Rizong Gompa

The rocky surroundings of Rizong Gompa.

Photo Courtesy: Baldiri

Sankar Monastery

Sankar Monastery

A wall painting at Sankar Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Bodhisattwa

Shey Gompa

Shey Gompa

Breathtaking view of Shey Gompa.

Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker

Sumda Chun

Sumda Chun

Sumda Chun in the valley region.

Photo Courtesy: Vskmenon

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

The majestic Thiksey Monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Saad Faruque

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