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Alchi Monastary, Alchi
(4.3/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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 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 »
  • Crossed the narrow road between two wings of touristy stalls (small street where also all hotels) you arrive at the entrance of the monastery. Founded in the year 1000 consists of three temples, beautiful murals inside are precious. Unfortunately we cannot take pictures.
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  • Its one of the oldest monasteries. Though nothing much to explore / climb up, but usually people include in the tour at this region. Beautiful suvenior shops are available here & much scope to bargain