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Alchi Monastary, Alchi

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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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  • We have visited this monastery to the return of Lamayuru to Leh. It is very nice, arranged quite differently to others. It starts with a small restaurant, you enter through a narrow street with plants, then a store, then an enclosure walled temples. Everything you can visit, provided that we can locate the monk who holds the key, but that is not difficult. Worth visiting two main temples, since they are a gem. Shops are closed unless it is summer.
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  • It is a very old monastery with beautiful wood carvings and an authentic atmosphere. Nice location in charming village on the great river, as a day trip from Leh.
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  • We were almost the only tourists in sight so we had virtually the whole complex to ourselves except for the occasional monk and a cat with a mouse. The age of the buildings is obvious but lends itself...  more »