Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh

Lamayuru monastery or Yuru monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Leh district. This is one of the oldest and largest monastery in Ladakh. It is famous for its annual mask dance festival.

Lamayuru Monastery Attractions

Only a small part of the ancient monastery stands today. You can find the ruins of four corner buildings inside the campus. The prayer hall is open to tourists too. There are prayer wheels around the monastery. Inside the prayer hall, tourists are welcome to converse with the priest. There are many paintings and art works in the hall. If you are visiting in summer, take a village tour around Lamayuru to enjoy the culture of the land. People might invite you for a tea. Hiking is an important activity around the region. Other top attractions in the monastery are