Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is a sizable Buddhist shrine, perched atop a rocky crag at the back of the ancient royal palace of Leh. This monastery becomes constructed at some stage in the early years of the 15th century, somewhere around AD 1430.
It attributes its call to King Tashi Namgyal, who installed it so one can shield the valley and the Namgyal dynasty in opposition to evil spirits through eye catching the mother or father deity. Although the gompa is in ruins now, its brick red shade nevertheless manages to make it look astounding. The highlight of this monastery is the 3 storey excessive statue of Maitreya Buddha, carved in gold. Imposing idols of Avalokitesvara and Manjushri are also present within this shrine. Several historical manuscripts and beautiful paintings are properly-preserved here.