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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  • October 1, 2017
    Well worth a visit. this monastery has some very coloufull parts (allthough you aren't allowed to take pics inside...) buy the book, I think its worth the rupees! Don't forget to look upwards alot or ...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The moment you drive into village, it is a different experience. A narrow lane that allows only one vehicle to pass through, a small village circle which perhaps is the centre of the village, and whic...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I cannot see much in Leh Ladakh because you have to climb all these places but this is the one I did take the initiative to go to... my driver was really nice he pushed my chair through all those impo...  more »

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