Choglamsar is a Tibetan settlement located on the outskirts of Leh. Sprawled along River Indus at approximately 11,000 ft above sea level, it is famed for the exquisite Tibetan choktse tables as several artisans who make these handicrafts reside in the village. The village also has a handicraft centre mainly devoted to carpet weaving. Many artisans travel from this village to sell their wares in the main city. The settlement also features a striking gompa that is perched on a little hill.

What makes the gompa so attractive is its distinct golden facade that shines even from a distance. Not just this, the gompa also offers beautiful vistas of the surrounding landscape. Apart from the gompa, you can also visit the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies. The village also houses a popular children's village. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's prayer ground in Choglamsar, known as Jivatsal, is an oasis of peace; and monasteries of Spituk, Sabu and Sankar are other popular attractions thronged by tourists.

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