Basgo village at the harvesting time and the monastery above
The village of Basgo is situated in the Indus Valley, short way north of the river, at the foot of the Ladakh Range of mountains, about 40km west of Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The fortress monastery of Basgo, towering high above the village, was built during 16th and 17th centuries. It is particularly known for its three statues dedicated to the Buddha Maitreya (the Future Buddha), located in three temples in the complex. The highest of the three is 14m high. In recent years the complex undergone renovation supported by the World Monuments Found and contributed by the local villagers. Photographed at the harvesting time, in early September. View from the main Srinagar-Leh road. Union Territory of Ladakh, India.
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