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South Bank of the Indus River | 67 kms west of Leh, Alchi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’ve been to Ladakh now and seen a number of different monasteries. Each one is unique and although Thiskey is for many reasons my favourite experience this comes close. It has variety and a number of interesting parts to visit. It also benefits from one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply beautiful, filled with awesome examples of early Buddhist art and brimming with centuries of prayer.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ride a bike from leh to here and stayed the night beside the monastery - alchi resort, a very nice, quaint place with flowers and full of apple trees. the monastery is basic but old. one can cover it in a short time. the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

The monastery is amazing. The intricate frescoes and giant statues are certainly a surprise in the rather rustic surroundings. Worth a stop if you are coming through the area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Absolutely amazing how over time we can still see the intricate artwork and sculptures of Buddhist Deities. Quite different to elsewhere. So a real must visit this incredible sacred Buddhist site

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Visited Alchi Monastary as part of a one week tour we did in the Leh Ladakh region of northern India. The road trip to the monastry passed through some very scenic countryside. The monastry was made up of a number of ancient temples, each filled...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Alchi monastery is one of the oldest monastries of Ladakh. It is of 11th century vintage. Since the place is a good 6 kms off the NH 1 many tour operators prefer not to include Alchi in their tour itenery. However, I would classfy this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Amazing devotion to Buddhism is evident and helped with my knowledge and practice. The artwork is mindblowing.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

A small, enchanting monastery, spirituality abounds in this beautiful place with its fabulous paintings depicting Buddhist events from the beginning of its history...

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Eleventh century Monastary that is such an atmospheric place to visit. Original frescoes cover the walls and there is an overwhelming sense of calm. It seems such a shame that it is not being maintained by the Indian Government. A building of this importance should...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Our tourist taxi dropped us off very close to the Alchi monastery. It is a protected monument and sacred ground. Also the road to the monastery is narrow. So a small walk is required to reach the monastery. Hope you will... More
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