Near the Diskit monastery stands a 32 meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha facing towards the Shyok river. This statue has been recently built, with 8 Kg gold which was donated by the head of Gompa and was sanctified by H.
H. Dalai Lama on 24th July 2010. It is said that this statue was built to protect the village from wars and to promote world peace.
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