Saturday, November 23, 2013

Likir

Located quite close to Basgo,  is the Likir Monastery. Like many of the monasteries  , this too is located high up in the hills overlooking Indus and the snow clad mountains in the background. The monastery complex- nearly 1000 years,  also houses a  school for children.


A repository of Paintings, vessels, coins swords etc. are housed withing the complex.


The latest addition- A 23 meter high glided gold statue of Maitreya


6 comments:

Pallavi said...

It's a beautiful monastery . The gold statue of Budha looks so regal . Lovely pictures :)

Shiju Sugunan said...

Awesome captures against the blue skies.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful...

sudha said...

i haven't seen such an innocent face(Maitreya Buddha).wonderful image.

ashok said...

awesome place!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow... I was in Likir in this February 18th...