From Leh, it is at about a distance of 50 km. You can see the canal system on the way which is used to produce Electricity. Hemis is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist establishments in the region, partly because of its close association with the royal family of Ladakh. Over the centuries, it acquired a sizable and significant collection of religious artifacts as well as everyday objects and kitchen utensils, since it was first founded in the sixteenth century. While others came from outside the region—from Tibet, Kashmir, China, and Nepal, some of these were made in Ladakh.