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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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  • A fairytale place old woodcuts, one of the oldest monasteries that can be visited in Ladakh, shame about all the souvenir shops close to the monasteries. Great family owned restaurant just arrived on site, with an open kitchen.
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  • Its one of the oldest monastery in ladakh and well maintained, few kms away from srinagar-leh highway. Drive from leh is breathtaking (as is true for all the destinations in ladakh) and if are on a da...  more »
  • Another "must" visit in your trip to Leh - Ladakh. Beautiful. Famous for its paintings. Located on top on a hill - breath-taking !  more »