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Alchi Monastery

Alchi Monastery Info
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Entry Fee: Rs. 30 per person
Opening hours:6am-1pm & 1.30-6pm, festival Oct/Nov

At Alchi Village on the banks of the Indus River, Alchi Gompa monastery was built around 11th century. It has thousands of mianture images of Budha . Alchi Gompa has an Assembly Hall and the Main Temple. Its second three-storied temple is called Sumtseg. Its third temple is called the Manjushri Temple Chortens are also an important part of the complex. This Gompa is built in Kashmiri style of architecture.

The artistic and spiritual details of both Buddhism and the Hindu kings of that time in Kashmir are reflected in the wall paintings in the monastery. These are some of the oldest surviving paintings in Ladakh. The complex also has huge statues of the Buddha and elaborate wood carvings and art-work in baroque style.

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