15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Matreya temple, Tiksey, Ladakh.

Hided in the Indus valley, the monastery of Tiksey belongs to the Gelugpa order. One of the jewel of the place is the Matreya temple, where a 15 meters high statue of Matreya empower the shrine. Matreya is the Buddha that has yet to come for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: LEH, India
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Olivier Boëls