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Address: South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India

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Art masterpiece

The monastery is a masterpiece of ancient times. The paintings on the walls depicts the culture and religious beliefs. Photography is not allowed in the premises.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Noida, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The monastery is a masterpiece of ancient times. The paintings on the walls depicts the culture and religious beliefs. Photography is not allowed in the premises.

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Shimla, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There is nothing to dislike. Good place, Alchi monastery is the most prominent place to visit followed by the village. Trekkers begin their trek here or usually end here.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Brialliant place to visit. This is located about 30 kms from Leh. But a must visit place who has interests in visiting the monasteries. They have some fantastic paintings from 11th century. We visited about 6 to 7 monastery including Lamayuru. All of us liked Alchi monastery more than Lamayuru.

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Bathinda, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one different monastery. A big one, with many temples of Buddha , it is worth a visit. There is a small market selling artifacts. They are expensive. Go in for bargaining to get good prices.

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kendal, cumbria
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I liked the quiet and relaxing atmosphere . The main attraction was not far away from our hotel and the local people were very friendly.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This monastery is up a secluded valley and it is very peaceful. We did the 10 mile round trip hike that was very pleasant and I would recommend it if you are in good shape. The elevation is around 11,000 ft, so make sure you are acclimated.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You have to get here if its not in your plan. Very close to leh city, this monastery is one of the oldest. The walls inside are cracking and painting on the walls show the age it has been standing tall. Simply breathtaking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The frescoes and wall paintings are exquisite. Its like stepping back in time. The journey there from Leh is also beautiful with views of the Indus and Zanskar rivers.

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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 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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