Alchi Monastary, Alchi

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. Put Alchi 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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  • This is one of the most ancient gompas in the Himalayas. It is set low down, against the more usual choice of a hilltop location. Be aware that vehicles cannot approach the entrance, instead parking i...  more »
  • This place deserves to be listed alongside Ajanta cave paintings or Ellora or the magnificent Belur temple work as one of the most intricate and beautiful examples of ancient art in India. The monaste...  more »
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