Get used to climbing inclined roads and driving through mountain bends because Ladhak is the land of passes and every place of attraction is located high up.
The last destination of the day was Shey Palace. The monastery here was more rugged and you can call it off beat due to the less people visiting here. It indeed is a nice construction example.
Then we headed towards Shey Palace - located 15 km from Leh in the village named Shey which was once capital of ancient Ladhak . This palace was built by King of Ladhak as its summer retreat . Two seasonal festivals are held here every year .
After taking a good amount of pictures we left for the Shey palace a.k.a Shey monastery, being the ancient summer capital of ladhak. The Shey Monastery or Gompa is located 15 kilometers to the south of Leh in LadakhThe palace is mostly in ruins now, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakh.Here also we climbed a little, took pictures and came back. Opposite to Shey palace is a small Shey palace restaurant running with a market. Here you can enjoy tasty tea and can also shop. A small pond with n no’s of ducks is also there next to the sitting area, where you can simply sit and enjoy the view of snow laden mountains and see a clear reflection of the same in the water.
Outside Shey palace , we met some ducks and sparrows :)Visit to Rancho's school-