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Hemis Monastery is the biggest and richest monastery in Leh Ladakh. It boasts of a spectacular copper statue of Buddha and beautiful paintings, Stupas, articles, and amazing Thangkas depicting various aspects of Buddhist culture. This is one of the most charming Buddhist monasteries in Leh Ladakh, managed and run by the Drukpa sect of Buddhism. The monastery is most famous for its annual festival, Hemis festival which is dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava and is famous for its colorful dances with masks, vibrant rituals and excellent ambience.

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