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“Another Monastry Like Palace”
Review of Stok Palace Museum

Ranked #16 of 87 things to do in Leh
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Adding a name Palace Many visit their by hoping to see the royal family of ladakh, but reality is just opposite.Most of the palace parts are closed or converted to hotel/guest house, few rooms open for tourist and also not maitained upto mark.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

One can see the 7th Century Agreement between Ladakh & Tibet. A Model of Avalokiteshwar built by Silver is also worth to see. Other important items you can experience are Royal Costumes as Perak (Queens Head Gear containing 108 Turquoise Pieces), Carved Jewelry Box, Ear Ring, Necklace, Gold Pendants containing with Turquoise & Ruby, Signet Ring of Raja Jigmed Dadul, Old Currency made of metallic alloys, A knotted sword (Twisted by King’s Oracle), Official seals of Govt. of Ladakh written by Sanskrit, Chinese, Farsi & Tibetan Languages.

Queens Crown, Kings Throne, A Wooden Palanquin (by which the Queen travelled from Lahahul to Ley after marriage), Armour, Sling Shooter, Spears, Bow, Quivers are the historical evidences of this area. You can also find Conch Shells as instruments of worship since ancient times and Dragon Leaded Trumpets which are usually blown in pairs, said to make the sound of Dragon’s voice. I was amazed after getting in over at the Thanka Pavilion. You can explore excellent Thankas (hand paintings on cloth) painted by reknowned artists as Guru Nina Odzer, Guru Padma Jungnar, Guru Dorjee Dolot, Guru Tso Skyes Dorjee, Guru Shakya Singgey, Guru Lodan Choksbet, Sandus Lhatsog, Khanlop Chos Sumi.

Tsem Bum, Ti tu Belt, Dorjee Charm Box, Traveller Charm Box, Holy water Vas, Idols, Thanka Box, Royal Teapot, Copper vessels, Silver Tea Cups, Chapskyas, Ladakhi Wine Pots, Paper Weight, Copper Steaming Utensils, Leather Tea Cups for Travellers, Wooden Curd Churner, Earthen pottery, Utensils made of Brass, Bell Metal, Copper, Ladakhi Yak Skin Wine Fermentors will certainly touch your mind.

Thank nilanjanbasu
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We went to Stok palace with high hopes as the royal family lives here , but most of the palace is either closed or taken by the hotel running majorly for foreign tourists. what is open for the tourists is 4 rooms with old artifacts which have not been keep properly. with so many monasteries and palaces around with plenty of breadth taking views in Leh , I would say one can definitely miss Stok palace for your first visit to Leh.
We spent around 15 mins in the museum and rest at the terrace restaurant where we could not find much to eat but tries there special bread pakoda's which were fine with evening tea. View from that restaurant was amazing but I guess that the case with every corner at Leh.

1  Thank Mohit G
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The palace is the actual residence of the royal family of Ladakh. The price of admission gets you entery into several rooms of the palace including the temple, and the kitchen, both jewels in their own right. On display were royal jewelry, costumes and arms. Very worthwhile, and only a short distance from Leh!

1  Thank tuka108
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The artifacts and tangkas are well maintained. We found the jewelery and ceremonial clothes worn by the royalty interesting. Good to visit if you have time but you would not miss a lot if you skip it.

Thank Crescentra
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