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Alchi Monastary, Alchi

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#8 of 26 in Historic Sites in Leh District
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take a tour of a UNESCO Heritage site, Alchi Monastary, an oldest and most famous Buddhist learning center in Ladakh. Walk among a cluster of shrines with Buddhist frescoes displayed since the 11th century. See images and murals that reflect the artistic and spiritual details of Buddhism and the styles of Hindu rajas of Kashmir. The monastery hosts large statues of Buddha and elaborate woodcraft and carvings similar to the baroque architectural style. Ask the monks who reside here to tell you the fascinating history of the religious artifacts present here. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Alchi Monastary by using our Alchi holiday planner.
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  • Do not miss visiting lthe temples at Alchi. The frescoes are magnificent. No pictures are allowed, but you can get postcards and a book at the souvenir stand. This was one of my favorites  more »
  • A very nice site, in full nature. Lovely time. The site of the monastery's aging but there are still great things to see!
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  • The monastery from outside looks like any other, but once you go inside you can see the amazing paintings on the wall. I first mistook it as wall papers . Must visit monastery. Behind the monastery yo...  more »

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