40 km towards east of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and
Kashmir, is located a Buddhist monastery that is said to be at least 400 years
old known as the Chemrey Monastery. This monastery is yet to be completely
unexplored. The Chemrey monastery is a part of the Drugpa monastic order of the
Buddhist religion. The Lama Tagsang Raschen founded Chemrey in 1664, which is
dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal. The most notable feature of this monastery is
the huge statue of Padmasambhava. Other than that, you can also find yourself
admiring the massive ancient scriptures collection. The scriptures are a
collection of gold lettering with titles in silver. Chemrey monastery is one of
the most visited places in Ladakh, thanks to its massive statues and beautiful
scriptures at the display.
Try coinciding your Chemrey monastery vacation
with the Chemrey dance festival – Chemrey Angchok. The festival is considered
sacred and is celebrated on the 28th and 29th of the ninth month of the Tibetan
calendar. The monastery is a beauty to admire during this with colourful flags
all over it.