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Alchi Monastary

South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Alchi
Type: Religious Sites
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Hertfordshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's far more Indian in style than other Ladakh monasteries. Although you aren't allowed to take photos in the main temples, there is one decorated gompa/chorten you can walk into and take photos.

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Ratnagiri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am hotelier and Interior designer, Wall printings have inspired me as artist. those paintings are my inspirations for my next cottage designs.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful paintings done in the early style of Kashmir indicating the ancient history of the site. Good places to eat. Nice shopping stalls. If coming from Leh you pass the stunning confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers.

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Gent
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

probably the best frescoes in the Himalaya. Pity that it needs a lot of restauration. I could stay here a whole week.

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sydney, australia
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an amazing historic location, but we were disappointed that the whole complex was dirty and unkempt, with weeds and rubble around, and the statues and paintings mostly filthy with dust. Realise that it is sensitive heritage-wise so art needs professional conservation, but the whole place gave the impression of being sadly uncared for.

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New Delhi
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

2000 year old paintings in the Gompa , don’t miss this beauty . Very rare sight . A great photographic spot in the whole trip and looks different from the monasteries. Very very peaceful . The cafes and German bakeries around looks perfect to have a coffee or a meal . The market outside is probably the cheapest, bargain hard... More

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New Delhi, India
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

These gorgeous paintings and carvings have been around for more than 900 years and should not be missed. The history is amazing. Do take the time to follow the murals and what they represent about Buddhism.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The highlight of this place was definitely the intricate wall paintings and the huge statues, very special to see all this. A big part of the experience was also the outrageously fantastic ride from Leh, the landscape and the way it changes constantly every minute was mind blowing.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Although there are many other more popular monasteries in Ladakh, this has to be my absolute favourite. The painting here are mind-blowing. I recommend you visit the Alchi Monastery if you are around the area!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Alchi- is a must visit because unlike other monasteries which are perched high on the mountains. This is lower down and different. You feel a sense of calm when you visit this monastery. If you walk around and go behind, you see the indus flowing and it looks beautiful. Alchi is known for it is frescoes and oil paintings. If... More

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