Alchi Choskor Monastery, Leh

4.3
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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  • This place have many epic and any ancient thing with this place in laddakh is very famous for there monestry they will maintain ot very nicely  more »
  • This is a little out of the way, but is one of the oldest monasteries anywhere. The statuary is superb and you just might be the only westerners there. It felt really special to us!  more »
  • Alchi Monastery is an ultimate historic place... Mesmerizing statues n so many centuries old paintings.. Indus river flowing nearby adds beauty to d charm.. A must visit...  more »
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  • Alchi was so so beautiful. We loved it, was a day trip from leh. Monastery was peaceful, views were stunning. The road to Alchi is very well developed. Restaurants were great there. And do try the apricot juice. It's become a favorite now.
  • A must visit a beautiful monastery. Not too elaborate like The other ones in Ladhak but a must visit nonetheless....🤘
  • Never knew how beautiful and serene any place can be before I visited this.
  • Beautiful monastery with the Indus flowing along the boundary
  • 1.Its a 1000 year old Monastery built in quite peaceful Location near 55 Km to Leh. 2. The Market here is quite pricey but people are very good down to earth, So you can bargain. 3.Limited local hotels and food available nearby. 4.Also don't forget to go backside of the Monastery, it has Beautiful Indus River view with quite peaceful river sound and atmosphere. At last please mark this review helpful, if it helps you.

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