Alchi Monastary, Alchi

Take a tour of a UNESCO Heritage site, Alchi Monastary, 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. Put Alchi Monastary into our Alchi vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There are a group of temples one can visit in the monastery complex. Not very great compared to some other monasteries in Ladakh. We had reached around 1, so we could visit only 1 temple, as the other...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the plant is a bit run-down. Souvenir stalls line the entrance area. Admission 100Rs. No restoration of the building or building recognizable. What a pity.
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