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Alchi Choskor Monastery

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Address: Alchi Road | Alchi Village, Leh 194101, India

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Ancient Site!

This place was amazing! It was built in 1050 CE, and has survived with almost all of its original artwork and structure. It was awe inspiring. It was at the end of a long market... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing! It was built in 1050 CE, and has survived with almost all of its original artwork and structure. It was awe inspiring. It was at the end of a long market place which was very nice too!

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, its one of the places the tourists all go, its got cafe's and wifi and an old monastery complex.

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Mumbai, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on my lamayuru visit! This place is a little interior located.! The monastery was closed because of less tourists! Only one small gate was opened to allow visiting the shrine! The main shrine was even opened and we were asked for entry fee!!

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

One of the oldest monasteries...unlike any of those huge monasteries that you are used to visiting throughout Ladakh..beautiful and serene...photography not allowed inside..so tourists need to respect that and not use even mobile phones with flash for photography..the highlight of our visit was when me and my friends were the 1st to visit the monastery at around 8 am for... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is remote and hidden away - no internal photographs were permitted but I when at 8am the monk opened the doors and there before me was the Buddha statue ........spine tingling

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Siliguri, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I don't even know why we bothered visiting this place! It's just old, stinky, and some scattered ruins. I really failed to comprehend what is special about this place. I didn't like it at all. Total waste of time and energy. I think you could skip this.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you visit this place once you will forever miss it. I was missing this place the very day I got back to delhi!! The air is soo pure and the environment is totally of it of the world !! Amazing amazing!! Nice shopping done too :)

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Worth Visiting....We visited on way back from Lamayaru....was much impressed to see the well preserved Gompas which was built in 11th century.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

More than a 1000 years old temple in the middle of the mountains. Beautiful statues and wood work. Everybody should go

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The stupa's at the entrance of the monastry are exempted from the photo prohibition. However, hardly any tourist enters these constructions. In the main temple they have covered the patio with translucent sheets, allowing protection of the elevated stupa that has some ancient relics inside. The monastry is being expanded with additional stories on existing dwellings. Because it is not... More 

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