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Address: South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
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Paintings that will leave you spellbound

This was probably one of the highlight of the trip.......I'm so happy that I visited it........amazing paintings which leave you spellbound.........Please make sure you don't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was probably one of the highlight of the trip.......I'm so happy that I visited it........amazing paintings which leave you spellbound.........Please make sure you don't miss it before the place collapses......The walls are shrinking in some part of the monastery

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful monastery with a peaceful mood of meditation and contemplation in harmony with of all the monks. Photos strictly prohibited, so I join some poscard bought at the ticket office .absolutely exceptional!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

a living monastery.. with a history that dates back to the 12th century. beautiful frescoes and mandalas adorn the walls. was mesmerised by the magnificence of the images of Maitreya, Manjushri, and the depiction of Buddha's life in textile prints on the dhoti - where his cycle of life was arranged in reverse order...one can easily spend more than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great historical place but please guys don't use a flash inside the temples!! It needs serious repairs both structural and for the art and you guys are not helping using your flash camera's! Had to tell off not only indians but foreigners also even after the signs explicitly say not to use flash!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A very old buddhist temple maintained well. A small entry fee is charged to visit inside the sanctums. There are four Huge Buddhas enshrined in four pagodas in different forms. They also sell a beautiful bag as souvenir. One of the very old monasteries in ground level.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the oldest monestaries. Beautiful buddha paintings which are ages old. Maintained by monks. There is a river flowing behind d monestary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A small cluster of old gompas/temples on the banks of the Indus. One can walk within the compound without paying a fee, while a ticket is required to gain entry into the more remarkable buildings. Must visit - if in Alchi. Note: Alchi is nearly 2 hours from Leh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A must visit for History lovers. The Monastery is full of over 1500 years old wall paintings. The Monastery is very old and require restoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The oldest existing paintings of Ladakh inside the 4 different Gompas.Also the valley and the area of Alchi Monastary is nice to watch. So even if you're not interested at art history it's worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

With due regards to my Buddhist friends I would frankly advise that one should visit this monastery only if deeply interested in ancient Buddhist places. This small monastery offers much less for a tourist compared to other more popular monasteries in Ladakh region.

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