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Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh

Shey Palace

Photo of Monastery

King Deldan Namgial (1620 - 1640) built Shey palace (15 Km from Leh) in the beginning of the 17th century AD. The main image in the monastery is the 3 storey statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, made of copper guilt, which was made by King Deldan Namgail in the memory of his father Singay Namgail.The statue is the only of its kind in the region.