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Lamayuru

Lamayuru - Travel Destinaion

The western region of Ladakh houses this religious and peaceful village of Lamayuru. The highlight of the place is the most beautiful Lamayuru monastery, which dates back to the 11th century. It is also famous for the fairs and festivals. The picturesque beauty of the lunar terrain attracts the photographer and is allured by the tourists.
Things to do in Lamayuru

  • Fairs and Festivals
  • Landscape
  • Monastery
  • Photography
  • Shrine
  • Trekking

Religion and Culture
The residence of this village is simple, soft hearted people. Most of the people in here follow the Buddhist religion.

Lifestyle
The true color and tradition of the people can be witnessed in the fairs and festivals celebrated in here. The mask dance by the lamas in the annual festival Yuru Kabgyat is very famous.

Monasteries
The landmark of the city, which attracts many photographers and religious enthusiast, is the Lamayuru Monastery. It is also called as Yung- Drung. It is known for its collection of paintings, artifacts, carpets, statues and the portrait of Chenzing. It was founded by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa in the 11th century when he came for meditation at this place.

Social Structure
The eldest son harbors the responsibility of the family. And the younger sons can become lamas if they want to. There are about 400 monks in the village.

Buddhism
The monks residing in the monasteries follow the Buddhist culture.

Reaching Lamayuru
 This village with exquisite natural beauty can be reached by road accessing a bus, through Leh and Kargil.