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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. Plan to visit Alchi Choskor Monastery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Leh attractions using our Leh vacation planner.
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  • Alchi has not experienced the misadventures of various wars opponents the little Kings in the presence. The frescoes of the eleventh are beautiful, not restored. A small wonder because the Temple is not as big as the others.
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  • This is, as with all monasteries in Ladakh, worth a visit due to its history and various images within the temple, but as the main temple is small, when there are groups of tourists, it can get very n...  more »
  • Alchi complex was made in (958–1055) in the 10th century, there are original buildings and wall paintings over there. in the back side of monestry very beautiful Indus river front, must see  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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