Shey is a small village that is located in the quaint corner of Leh. This village is beckoned by the snow-capped Himalayas and is known for housing the summer palace of the King of Ladakh. The palace located here is said to be built more than 500 years ago. It comprises the largest idol of Buddha that is entirely made out of gold.
The village of Shey is elevated at a height of 10, 660 feet above the sea level. The river Sindhu flows through the region of Shey and serves as a key source of the fresh water. Due to its location at a great height, the climate of Shey is classified as tropical cool in nature. Throughout the calendar year, the mercury levels float between 15°C-23°C. During winters, the temperatures fall below zero degrees and the rocky terrains are shrouded under the white blanket of snow.
Shey offers different attractions to its visitors. Shey Monastery is a key attraction located here and is flooded with monks. The other nearby attractions include the valley of Zanskar and Padum etc.