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Alchi Monastary

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

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Good ancient monument

The monastery is declared a ancient monument by archaeological survey of India. Its really old with many temples. The temples are all locked and one has to buy a ticket and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The monastery is declared a ancient monument by archaeological survey of India. Its really old with many temples. The temples are all locked and one has to buy a ticket and accompany the monk who takes you around and unlocks the doors of the temples for you to have a glimpse. You can also visit the river Indus behind the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

very nice monastery. You can smell the Tibet.. İf you are lucky you may come across spiritual dance ceremony

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Alchi monastery is very old monastery.For main part of the monastery one have to pay entry fee. Very small monastery.

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Noida, India
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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