Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Maitreya Buddha | Nubra Valley | Leh & Ladakh

The statue faces the Shyok river and is about 32 m in height. Natives from the valley helped in the construction of this and the gold used in the statue was donated by the heads of other major monasteries around.

The statue of Maitreya Buddha, one of the most notable characteristics of the Ladakh area, is a unique and majestic edifice. It is the statue of Jampa Buddha, perched on top of a monastery and is known for its exquisite carvings, superb craftsmanship, and vibrant colours.

The hall underneath the statue holds an extensive collection of Buddhist literature and Shakyamuni Buddha and Guru Rimpoche sculptures. It was launched in 2010 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The monument, which stands around 32 metres tall, faces the Shyok River. Natives from the valley helped build it, and the gold used in the statue was contributed by the heads of other prominent monasteries in the area. The perfect time to visit this pace is from June to September. To go to this location, one may quickly get a bus from Leh.