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Alchi Monastary

South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
+91 99993 90164
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Ancient monastery

This monastery is about 1000 years old and the original building is kept as it is. It needs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Goutam D
Must visit

It is one of the oldest Monastery in the world. Normally all Monastery are in the hill top but it... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
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+91 99993 90164
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This monastery is about 1000 years old and the original building is kept as it is. It needs renovation and slowly deteriorating.

Thank Goutam D
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

It is one of the oldest Monastery in the world. Normally all Monastery are in the hill top but it is at the ground level. Painting on the wall is a speciality. One should not miss it. Painting reminds the work at Ajanta and Ellora....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

More than a monastery, it is a group of monastic complex situated in Leh itself. It has shrines of various forms of Buddha namely the Lotsava Temple, Manjushree Temple, etc. Beautiful wall-paintings depict the artistic and spiritual details of both Buddhist and Hindu kings of...More

Thank Granthalok
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is far from the city but one of the oldest. No photography inside.. but view to your satisfaction some of the oldest painting and come to know the three Budha.. including the one yet to visit planet earth.

Thank Kotnala
Reviewed 24 August 2017

it gives history of buddha's and its incarnation. peaceful and paintings depicting buddha wins over many evils.

Thank Siddharthg86
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

A small piece of history at Alchi near the Indus river. Felt quiet and peaceful when we came here. It opens from 10 am amd there is an entry fee purely for rennivqtion and maintenance of the monastery.

Thank Pratiti M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

To get to the monastery we had to walk down a path full of souvenirs stands. There were loads of tourists and the paintings were not as well lit as in some of the other monasteries. I recognize this is the oldest monastery and there...More

Thank Geoff3599
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Absolutely loved visiting the three temples, the paintings inside are mindblowing and some are some of the sculptures including the hidden 50 foot Buddha statue that many people miss going through a narrow door on the side of one of the smaller temples. The monastery...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Some of these old Monasteries really need funds put into them to preserve then for future generations. Water damage seem to be the worst thing if only they could build large pergola structures over then to keep the rain off.

Thank RATZnz
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Do not miss visiting lthe temples at Alchi. The frescoes are magnificent. No pictures are allowed, but you can get postcards and a book at the souvenir stand. This was one of my favorites

Thank Esther P
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