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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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  • Its a very ancient monastery. It has beautiful old paintings of Buddha. Beautiful souvenir shops are even available. Photography is not permitted inside the monastery. And ya you kind of have to bend ...  more »
  • Alchi is a nice, friendly place on the Indus, which, like almost everywhere in Ladakh, Tibetan culture without the destruction during the cultural revolution and without Chinese mass tourism: a small, but fine monastery, stupas, prayer wheels, Mani - all there. But what distinguishes Alchi next to the pretty monastery from many other places, is the accessibility of the most attractions, because the place is located on a broad river terrace along the Indus, so that it has less to do with steep paths in thin air. Two quiet hotels, several private accommodation and restaurants with fine simpler cuisine complement an offer that ensures a pleasant stay of several days between Leh and Lamayuru.
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  • The complex is gorgeous, the oldest in Ladakh. Caution you cannot take pictures inside!
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