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Reviewed 29 July 2019

In Leh there are limited but must do places and this is one of them.Be careful as the sun can get a little scorching.The place could have been better maintained,though.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Shuddho G
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Its on the way to Thiksey and can be avoided. Visit if u have leisure time. Better to visit Rock & Mineral museum nearby in case you are interested in Minerals.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PriyankG82
Reviewed 26 June 2019

We visited this Shey palace and monastery while returning from Thiksey Gompa. It's an old palace of Ladakh king and inside the palace has a monastery. All are like a ruined place. Can't find anything special about this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smhasan12
Reviewed 5 June 2019

The view is stunning, the age of the place is amazing, the people are fantastic, what else do you need! Well worth the effort to visit, have a nice walk around, check out the view so make sure you take your camera with fully charged...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 31 May 2019

We visited Shey Palace/ Monsatery during a day trip covering Hemis, Thiksey, Shanti Stupa and other attractions around Leh. The view from the top is great. Artifacts are nicely preserved and well guarded. It is worth a short visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ArindamC_Kolkata
Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

If you have time, you can visit. Otherwise spend more time at Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Though it provides a good view of the town, with beautiful temples inside.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Anuradha777
Reviewed 22 May 2019

Located 15 kms away from Leh City, Shey Monastery along with the Shey Palace is situated on a hillock in Shey Village. This palace and monastery was built by the king of ladakh in 1655 as summer retreat but the palace is now in ruins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vagabond_lay
Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

The Shey monastery is much smaller than the Thiksey and also doesn’t have as many levels. The wall paintings in the main temple here are quite amazing though and very ancient. You can still see the real gold they used in the paintings. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Near to Leh city , offers another view of Leh city . Not properly maintained. Opp to this some local shops are there selling Tibetan collectables

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Azvin_ashok
Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

Shey palace built in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal, also known as Lhachen Palgyigon. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakh. Shey was the old capital of the upper Ladakh region. When the Dogras...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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