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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.