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Stok Palace Museum

Address: Stok Palace, Leh, India
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Ranked #26 of 44 Attractions in Leh
Type: Museums
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stok Palace is absolutely charming if you approach it not from the parking lot in the back, but make your way up the stairs from the village. Once you pay the small entrance fee, you enter a small but sunny courtyard via the stairs. One more flight up, and you find the museum with displays of photos of the royal... More 

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Kangra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the palace was really good but when we went to see the Museum , the attendant there a lady was not that helpful ... she was just walking aroound saying almost nothing to us ,, not even telling us about the stuff we were looking at , it was almost as if she did not want us

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's not that great museum. Royal family lives in manali, but the building is maintained. Roof top restaurant is nice for evenings Skip it

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This appears to be the royal family's principal earning as the admission charge (no doubt only Rs 50 pp) is much higher than anywhere else in Ladakh and the museum itself is uninspiring and very basic. Considering that one has to go away from the normal route for which your hired cab charges Rs 750, it can safely be given... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

unimpressive palace which has dispaleyd some very common items and calls itself a musueum!! a perfect rip off!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Unless you are a real enthusiast, this palace is well worth skipping. The view from the restauarant outside are good. Inside on the walls you will find some old photos of Indira Gandh & Nehru,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cycled out to Stok early one morning and enjoyed a tour of the palace. Fascinating to learn about the history of the royal family and understand more of the culture of this region. Shame about the communications tower immediately behind the palace though. Sat at the café overlooking the valley and enjoyed lemon ginger tea - what a spectacular setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

interesting view into the past ..unfortunately no toilets as they refused to open the one that was on site

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Rawatbhata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While coming back from visiting Hemis monastery and Shey palace we comes here. By crossing Indus river it is situated in Stock valley. The beautiful area is full of greenery. The ticket of museum is feel very costly. There are golden and silver worked Burner (chulha) and utensils are kept in the kitchen. One restaurant is there and one can... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The royal family resides in the palace.But you get to see only the museum, that is, the silver utensils used by the royal family.Clothes and jewellery used by the royal family.The jewellery is ofcourse typical Ladakhi and very different.It seems his holiness Dalia Lama visits them regularly.We insisted on having a look at the actual palace rooms, but visitors have... More 

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