Located in the heart of Leh is the historic mosque which is the largest one in Ladakh. It was built in AD 1666-67 by Singe Namgyal as a tribute to his mother who was a Muslim. It also became the symbol of the partnership between the Mughal dynasty and the Kings of Ladakh. The double-domed structure constructed in the Turkish-Iranian architecture is a majestic construction. The intricately carved walls are beautiful. A unique feature of the mosque is that it only gives entry to men. Though the old mosque was largely reshaped into the new one in recent years, it stands as the symbol of religious forbearance of Leh.