A pretty village 40 km east of Kargil, Mulbeck is the point where the Buddhist influence starts. The village has a mixed population of Buddhist and Muslims, and supports a mosque as well as a monastery, perched on a crag above the village.

The main attraction of Mulbeck is a giant engraving of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. It is believed that the 9 meter high statue carved out of solid rock was built in 7th or 8th century.

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