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Stok Monastery | Stok Gompa | Leh & Ladakh

Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Stok, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 15 kilometres south of Leh.

The Buddhist monastery Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa is located in Stok, in the Leh region of Ladakh, India, some 15 kilometres south of Leh. The city of Samye was created in the 14th century by Lama Lhawang Lotus, who gathered all 108 volumes of the Kangyur there. Every year, a celebration that incorporates ceremonial dance-masks is organised.

Between the monastery and the sitting Buddha statue, which is twenty-two metres (71 feet) high, there is a temple, which was erected between 2012 and 2015 and dedicated by the 14th Dalai Lama on August 8, 2016.

The summer house of Ladakhi aristocracy from the Namgyal dynasty is located 2 kilometres from the monastery.