Statue of Maitreya Buddha, Maitreya Temple, Thiksey gompa, Ladakh, India
Thiksey, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India, South Asia. The temple contains a 15 metres (49 ft) high statue of Maitreya Buddha - the largest such statue in Ladakh covering two storeys of the building. Thiksey gompa or monastery was founded in the 15th century. It is located on top of a hill about 19 kilometres east of Leh. Thiksey is also transliterated as Thikse, Tikse or Tiksey
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