Upper Alchi in Ladakh

Upper Alchi in Ladakh is home to Drukling Monastery, Shangrong Lhakhang, and Tsatsapuri Monastery. None of these are frequented destinations despite the serene surroundings. But these historically important shrines tell stories of Buddhism. The walls of run-down shrines still have some old religious paintings drawn as per the Buddhist guidelines. Today our photo story focuses on these three monasteries and upper Alchi village.

 

Watch previous travel photo story Ancient Alchi in Leh

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. — Pete Seeger

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