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The Castle of Basgo


Photo of Castle


Basgo lies at a distance of 42 Kms west of Leh. The castle known as Basgo Rabtan Lhartsekhar is situated there on a clay hill. During the reign of Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial and Singay Namgial, father and son built it. The Principal image there is that of the so-called 'Golden Maitreya' a sacred copper-gilt image of the Maitreya Buddha. storey in height. The Dharmaraja Singey Namgail as funerary build it to his father king. There is also an image of the Buddha Maitreya made of clay three storeyed high, which can be seen at the top of the castle. The ruins of a temple and a stupa build by Rinchen Zangpo, the translator can also be seen.