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Ladakh Monastery

Ladakh has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in our country not just for foreigners but people from India as well travel to Ladakh to witness its pristine beauty and soak in the rich culture. Ladakh boasts of a strong Buddhist heritage, because of which there are many monasteries all over Ladakh. Music, dance and religion are all important cultural aspects of the monasteries there. Chants, recitation of texts, accompanied by traditional rhythmic drumming, mask dance festival, and one of the foremost source of formal education in the region. Everything was done in and around the monasteries. Which is why the monasteries in Ladakh are more than just religious centres and tourist attractions, they are the embodiment of the life and culture of the enriching history and the people of Ladakh. Some of the prominent and must-visit monasteries there are - Thikse Monastery, Shey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Alchi Monastery and the Hundur Monastery. Ladakh