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Alchi Monastery, Alchi

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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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  • The oldest monastery in Ladakh. This was one of the must see places during my week travelling across Ladakh. Unlike many monasteries, this is not set up high on a mountain with many steps to climb.....  more
    The oldest monastery in Ladakh. This was one of the must see places during my week travelling across Ladakh. Unlike many monasteries, this is not set up high on a mountain with many steps to climb.....  more »
  • The monastery has beautiful murals on its walls inn the different temples in the complex. The other thing of real geographical and historical interest are the petroglyphs that are found along the... 
    The monastery has beautiful murals on its walls inn the different temples in the complex. The other thing of real geographical and historical interest are the petroglyphs that are found along the...  more »
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  • This monastery is more than 1000 years old and the temples here are considered to be very sacred. Phones need to be submitted outside and are not allowed in the monastery. There are 4 temples here and inside each, you will find paintings that are very ancient and have slightly faded but still mark the significance of centuries old artwork. Do visit this place once and enjoy the vibes here. There is a river flowing behind this monastery and gives a really calm vibe.
  • A millennium old Temple complex ! Imagine the work of art in the complex and the construction of temples itself goes back to the 11th century ! There are Buddha sculptures, murals and sacredness all over the Alchi monastery. The doors of each temple has an old charm. Completely awestruck by the sacred vibe the place radiates. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple complex . They keep your mobiles and cameras with them while entering the 1000 years old complex.

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