Thiksey Monastery, situated at a distance of 19 km from the east of Leh, displays impressive architectural styles of the medieval era. It is one of the largest Monasteries of the region and is 12 storeys tall. Beautiful wall paintings, stupas, statues, swords, and thangkas can be seen inside the Gompa. Also present in the monastery is a huge pillar engraved with the Buddha’s teachings and ideas for development the society. The monastery organizes the two day long Thiksey festival every year, which is attended by a large number of people. The Matho Gompa and Shey Gompa located nearby are added attractions of the place.