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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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  • I don't even know why we bothered visiting this place! It's just old, stinky, and some scattered ruins. I really failed to comprehend what is special about this place. I didn't like it at all. Total w...  more »
  • If you visit this place once you will forever miss it. I was missing this place the very day I got back to delhi!! The air is soo pure and the environment is totally of it of the world !! Amazing amaz...  more »
  • This monastery is also well worth a visit. It consists of a number of small temples that you all can see. These are all full of various Buddhist statues and images.
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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