I am visiting Leh this May, and I am making a list of places to visit which include some notable landmarks, monasteries, lakes, etc. I am unable to decide about Shey monastery whether I should visit it or not. From what I have learnt most of the monastery is in ruins and nothing significant has been told about it. A friend of mine who went Leh last year said all monasteries are the same, but he is someone who does not have much interest in history so I can not go by his opinion, but he did mention the view when reaching the top of the monastery is fantastic. I would like more information and importantly some reviews about the Shey monastery, so I can decide whether it should be included in my itinerary.