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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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  • Located near small village Saspol known as CHOSKHOR TEMPLES.Monastery famous for wall paintings,remain open between 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 6 pm.Photography is not allowed in the monastery. Visit can ...  more »
  • One of the more unusual Gompas as it isn't located on a hill and in fact is very difficult to see until you are right inside. The ancient paintings are stunning (no photos allowed) as are the carvings...  more »
  • It is small, but it has a great charm and very photogenic. recommended to visit it, and sit and watch the people passing.
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  • There are some building we can get in to. When I visited, it was really nice day. There are some restaurant and souvenirs shop near this place. I remember the wash room near this place was clean.
  • Alchi monastery is at a distance of about 50 km from Leh. The road after exiting Leh is lonely with nothing but mountains on both sides. But that is for which we travel to Ladakh. It is a group of very old small Gompas one with a huge statue of Lord Buddha. They are stated to be built in 10th century. There is an entry fee of Rs. 20 per person. Photography inside is not allowed. Some hawkers selling trinkets line the way to the Monastery. One has to bargain hard as the prices quoted are quite high.
  • A must visit. The age of the monastery, its wall paintings and the serenity of the sanctum sanctorum are humbling!
  • One of the oldest monasteries of Laddakh, very nice
  • Great place with a monastery unlike any other. This place has extremely intricate murals