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Places to visit in Pangong

Places to visit in Pangong Pangong is one of the amazing tourist places in Ladakh. The best time to visit Pangong is during the months of June, July, August, and September. Some of the must visit Pangong attractions near Woodland Cottages Pangong, which you should definitely travel when in Pangong, Ladakh. Sightseeing in Pangong is one of the memorable activities to do in Pangong, which will take around a day, but to visit all Pangong sightseeing places, you need to stay in Pangong for 2 to 3 days. Check out the following information about Pangong attractions near Woodland Cottages.

Pangong Sightseeing

Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake

The Pangong Lake is located at an elevation of 4300 meters above sea level. The Pangong Lake is one of the largest crystal clear brackish waters in Asia. This amazing Pangong Lake is famous for its color change. This breathtaking Pangong Lake changes its color in many shades of green and blue with the changing position of the sun in the sky. The rays of the sun on the lake produce breathtaking visual effects. About 1/4th of the Pangong Lake lies in India and rest of the Lake lies in the Tibet region of China. Due to its natural beauty, Pangong Lake has become a breeding point for many migratory birds such as Brahmini ducks and Bar-headed goose. The Pangong Lake remains frozen during winters. The Pangong Lake is among the most picture perfect lakes in India, which is untouched by commercialism and very beautiful scenic spot in India. The Pangong Lake is also known as Hollow Lake. During winter season, a gala festival of ice skating is organized on its frozen waters. The Pangong Lake is just 5 minutes walkable distance from Pangong Woodland Cottage Accommodation.

Dukhang

Dukhang

The Dukhang is geographically situated in the area of Leh district. The Dukhang is an amazing best place to visit in Pangong which was built during the late 11th century by Kal-dan Shes-rab of Tibetan descendants. The photo of Vairocana is the major attraction of Dukhang and the statue is bounded by four main Buddha manifestations. Dukhang is one of the perfect places to visit in Pangong to spend memorable holidays and attracts countless tourists from all over the World every year.

Changla Pass

Chang La Pangong

The Changla Pass is a truly amazing tourist place to visit in Pangong and it is considered the third highest motorable road in the world. The Chang La name of this amazing place has been derived from Saint Changla Baba and it is geographically situated around 125 Kilometers from the Pangong Lake. The Changla Pass is among the high mountain pass which is geographically situated in Ladakh district and is on the way to Pangong Lake from Leh. The Changla Pass is one of the breathtaking Pangong Sightseeing place.

Shooting Point at Pangong Lake

Shooting Point at Pangong Lake

This is also one of the best places to visit in Pangong where many Bollywood movies scenes have been shot here. Although there are many places to see at the ever-changing lakescapes, one specific sand spit enclosing a mini-lagoon draws large number of tourists. Entitled 'Shooting Point', this Shooting point at Pangong Lake was used as a film set for the 2009 – 10 Bollywood's super blockbuster movie "The 3 Idiots". The Lakes here take almost tone of turquoise. This Shooting Point Pangong is approximately 5 kilometers west of Spangmik. Shooting point at Pangong Lake is near from the Woodland Cottage Pangong.

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

The Thiksey Monastery is among the eye-catching and popular Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery is geographically located at an altitude of about 3,600 meters in the Indus valley. The Thiksey Monastery Ladakh belongs to the Gelug Sect of Buddhism, and is among the largest Gompa in the central Ladakh which is somewhat 18 kilometers away from Ladakh. The Thiksey Monastery is home to somewhat eighty monks. The Sherab Zangpo of Stod established the Thiksey Monastery for the first time. Later Spon Paldan Sherab who was the nephew of Sherab Zangpo reconstructed the Thiksey monastery Ladakh in 1430 AD. The architectural design of the Thiksey Monastery Ladakh resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Thus, Thiksey Monastery is also called as Mini Potala. The Thiksey Monastery is a twelve-story complex and home to many eye-catching items of Buddhist art such as statues, stupas, wall paintings, thangkas and swords. One of the main attractions there is the Maitreya Temple. The Thiksey Monastery contains a 15 meters that is 49 feet high idol of Maitreya, the largest statue in Ladakh which is approximately two stories of the building.

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

The Hemis Monastery is one of the largest and wealthiest monasteries in Ladakh. Currently, Hemis Monastery is managed by Drukpa sect of Buddhism. The Hemis Monastery is geographically situated approximately at a distance of about 47 kilometers from Leh, Ladakh. Hemis Monastery belongs to Drukpa order and was established in the year 1630 by the First incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso. The Hemis Monastery Ladakh is believed to be existed before the 11th century. Every year Hemis Festival is celebrated with great enjoyment in Hemis Monastery Ladakh. The Hemis Festival is devoted to Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) revere as the Dance Performance at Hemis Monastery representative reincarnate of Buddha.

Shey Monastery

Shey Monastery

The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are amazing structures geographically situated on a small hill in Shey, which is approximately 15 kilometers to the south of Leh in Ladakh. The amazing Shey Palace was built first in the year 1655, near Shey village, by the Deldan Namgyal who was the king of Ladakh. Shey Palace served as a summer retreat to the kings of Ladakh. The eye-catching Shey Monastery was also constructed in the year 1655 on the order of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal, inside the Shey Palace complex. The Shey monastery Ladakh is very famous for its huge copper with gilded gold statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha statue is considered to be the second largest statue in Ladakh which is approximately 12 meters that is 39 feet tall covering three storey of the monastery.