Likir

Likir

Likir is a village and headquarter of eponymous Subdivision in the Leh district of Ladakh, India. It is located in the Likir tehsil, in the Ladakh region. Khalatse is a nearby trekking place.

It is famous for the nearby Klu-kkhyil (meaning "water spirits") gompa (Buddhist monastery). The Likir Monastery was first built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) gold-covered Buddha statue. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa order. It is located 52 km from Leh.

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