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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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  • Alchi Monastery was built in the 10th century . A very clean and well maintained place . Entry ticket Rs 100 per person . Camera and mobile phones are not allowed inside the premises ,have to be kept....  more
    Alchi Monastery was built in the 10th century . A very clean and well maintained place . Entry ticket Rs 100 per person . Camera and mobile phones are not allowed inside the premises ,have to be kept....  more »
  • Very interesting monastery in terms of location and the way it has been built. Really well maintained too. Would def recommend to visit 
    Very interesting monastery in terms of location and the way it has been built. Really well maintained too. Would def recommend to visit  more »
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  • Very interesting monastery in terms of location and the way it has been built. Really well maintained too. Would def recommend to visit
  • Nice place must visit while exploring through this route. Also they charge 100 rupees per person to enter the premises and photography is not allowed inside the premises. One of the oldest monestries with wall paintings and architecture. Must go.👍

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