Alchi Monastary, Alchi

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. PutAlchi 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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  • After your way through a cosy touristmarket you will find a pearl: the old monastry of Alchi with centuries old buddha's and bodisattva's in very old temples. Go!!  more »
  • I’ve been to Ladakh now and seen a number of different monasteries. Each one is unique and although Thiskey is for many reasons my favourite experience this comes close. It has variety and a number.....  more »

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