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Klu-kkhyil monastery
Buddha statue

Likir is a small town located in Ladakh, which is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is perhaps most famous for the nearby Klu-kkhyil (meaning "water spirits") Gompa. The Likir Monastery was first built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) gold-covered Buddha statue. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa order. It is located 52 km from Leh.

Coordinates: 34°17′35″N 77°12′54″E / 34.29306°N 77.21500°E / 34.29306; 77.21500Khalatse is a nearby trekking place.[1]


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  • Lonely Planet, India (9th Ed.). 2001. Lonely Planet Publications, Melbourne.