Shey

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34° 4′ 23″ N, 77° 38′ 0″ E

Overview

Shey, located 15 km from Leh towards Hemis, has the old summer Palace of the kings of Ladakh. The palace was built more than 560 years ago by Lhachen Palgyigon, the king of Ladakh. The palace has the largest golden Buddha statue in Ladakh.

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Shey, located 15 km from Leh towards Hemis, has the old summer Palace of the kings of Ladakh. The palace was built more than 560 years ago by Lhachen Palgyigon, the king of Ladakh. The palace has the largest golden Buddha statue in Ladakh.

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