Alchi Monastary, Alchi

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. Put Alchi Monastary into our Alchi vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This monastery had something special particularly due to it’s ancient heritage and larger than life sculptures. Kids found it very interesting and raised concerns on somewhat poor maintenance of such ...  more »
  • During our vacation in Leh, we had visited this popular tourist attraction located in Alchi few km inside from the Leh Srinagar highway. This ancient monastery with as many as 8 different temples has ...  more »
  • This monastery is about 1000 years old and the original building is kept as it is. It needs renovation and slowly deteriorating.  more »

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