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Basgo Gompa and Fort

Basgo is situated about 40 km west of Leh, along the way to Srinagar. It is known for its castle ruin and the adjoining royal temples spectacularly located on the rocks. The complex of buildings includes a ruined fortress dating from 15th century as well as two large temples and a small shrine. The best preserved temple is situated at very top with the shrine dedicated to Chamba or Maitreya.. It was built in the mid 16th century by Tshe-wang Namgyal, the rular of Ladakh. There are several original wall murals to see. Below the forts and temples are the small pretty villages.