Maitreya Buddha: Ladakh Travel Guide

Introduction

Close to the oldest monastery of Nubra valley in Ladakh, Diskit monastery, lies the impressive statue of Jampa Buddha. Along the other attractions of Nubra, this mighty Buddha statue surmounted on top of a monastery, is one of the prime and is deeply appreciated for its architecture. Facing the Shyok river, the statue sits tall with a height of 32 meters and was constructed with the help of the natives of the valley.

Gold to be used in the construction of the statue was donated by the heads of other major monasteries around. The idea behind the construction of Maitreya Buddha is to promote peace and protection in the region.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the region is in the summers between the months of June and September. Winters normally stay snow-clad.

How To Reach

The largest Buddha statue lies in the enchanting Nubra valley of Ladakh. In order to reach Nubra, one can hire a jeep or take a bus from the city of Leh, which is connected to the other parts of India via airways.   


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