Alchi Choskor Monastery, Leh

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Explore one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Northern India at Alchi Choskor Monastery. According to local legend, this ancient complex of temples, which contains four separate settlements, was constructed between 958 CE and 1055 CE. Wander around the complex and discover exceptional mural paintings, intricate wood carvings, and Baroque-style artwork. You’ll also stumble across huge statues of the Buddha within the complex. Inside the assembly hall, walk down a passageway that contains 1,000 images of the Buddha. Take your time to appreciate this complex on your own, or take a guided tour to fully appreciate the history behind the site. To plan Leh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • On the 3rd day of our trip to Ladakh, we had visited monasteries located on the Leh Srinagar highway - best of which was the ancient Alchi Choskor Monastery complex located on the banks of Indus river...  more »
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  • Quite and calm religious place of Budhhists. One can see the monks doing their religious rituals and one can enjoy the serene beauty of place. While going to Kargil from Leh one can visit it.  more »

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With all its history, architecture, and scenery, you won't be surprised to learn that Leh possesses plenty of accommodations. A number of hotels with standard rooms sit on the fringes of the old town area, while a few more exclusive options lie a little farther out, occupying scenic positions with views of the town and the mountains. Take a look at the northern suburbs for some of the most budget-friendly options, with the agricultural districts of Changspa and Karzoo offering a wealth of guesthouses surrounded by scenic agricultural fields.
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