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Stok Palace Museum

Stok Palace, Leh, India
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Ranked #18 of 45 attractions in Leh
Type: Museums
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Dhaka
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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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Launceston
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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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Cape Town
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

One of the worst places to visit in Leh. Highly highly overrated. It also has an entrance fee of Rs 50 which is ridiculous in comparision to other places entrance fee. Nothing great to offer. I would suggest people to visit the Hemis Museum instead, which is far far superior than Stok. Please do not waste time and money by... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stok Palace was built in 17th centenary by King Sengge Namgyal but after some time Royal family shifted to Shey Palace which was constructed in 1655 . When the Dogras army under Zorawar Singh of Jammu invaded Ladakh in 1842, the Namgyals shifted back to Stock across the Indus river and made it their permanent residence. The top floor is... More

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