17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
This Buddha welcomes you on the outskirts of Leh city.

Ladakh, more particularly the Leh district is predominantly Buddhist. Signs and symbols of Buddhist religion dot the landscape. It is little wonder then that a traveller is welcomed by this beatific Buddha a little distance before entrance to the city of Leh. The paradox was that this apostle of peace sits opposite to an army camp, which is another ubiquity of the region.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Leh, Ladakh, India
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Vikas Bajpai