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Alchi Monastery, Alchi

#5 of 33 in Historic Sites in Leh District
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Take a tour of a UNESCO Heritage site, Alchi Monastery, an oldest and most famous Buddhist learning center in Ladakh. Walk among a cluster of shrines with Buddhist frescoes displayed since the 11th century. See images and murals that reflect the artistic and spiritual details of Buddhism and the styles of Hindu rajas of Kashmir. The monastery hosts large statues of Buddha and elaborate woodcraft and carvings similar to the baroque architectural style. Ask the monks who reside here to tell you the fascinating history of the religious artifacts present here. PutAlchi Monastery into our Alchi vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • By far one of the best Monastery of Ladakh. Very few people visit here. Plz note -They are closed between1pm to 2pm for lunch. Monastery is awesome and very elegant and beautiful. Must visit !!!!  more »
  • You'll not find much about this temple (not a monastery) online since photography is not allowed. Made in the 10th century, this group of temples at Alchi retains the original structure and artwork...  more »

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