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Alchi Choskor Monastery, Leh

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Religious Site
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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  • This archeological marvel has old woodwork, a three storey temple, and wall paintings that are done in the kashmiri styke. Part of the charming village of Alchi where th streams flow along the roads, ...  more »
  • It is famous place of interest with ancient Monastery. It is approximately 70 kms from leh city. It is situated on bank of river Indus. You can watch river from back side of Monastery. One interested ...  more »
  • The monasteries here are very ancient. The paintings on the walls and the statues are just too pretty. The way to Alchi from Leh is also pretty. Being at lower altitude than Leh it is more greener. Th...  more »