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Leh Palace
Leh Palace

Leh Palace

7.210 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
Ranked #3 in Leh things to do
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Leh, India
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Like the Potala Palace in Lhasa, to which comparisons are most frequently made, the dust-colored royal Palace of Leh looms over the town and is its most striking and defining landmark. Built in 1553 ... Read more
by the Buddhist dynasty of the time, when Ladakh was an independent mountain kingdom, the palace today is basically a ruin, but an atmospheric one, with great views out over the dusty Old City.

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Dehradun, India

The grandeur of the original Dalai Lama’s palace in Tibet has inspired this magnificent structure gracefully draped across one of the cliffs facing the city of Leh. The high seat of the Buddhist religion, it invites great attention from believers and architecture enthusiasts alike. A 16th century building, it overlooks the Stok Kangri and Ladakh ranges. The interiors will greet you with a typical gompha style Tibetan art, thangkas, murals and exhibits of dresses worn in ceremonies. The look alike of Potala, reminds you of how diverse are some of the places in the subcontinent of India.

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Local from Leh, India

The palace of the king of LEH. The site is renovated by ASI Archeological survey of India.

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Brighton and Hove, UK

Resembling the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Leh Palace an majestic sight. Austerely overlooking the area, it is the main landmark, adding much to the character of the city. I didn't find the interior so impressive, but it is worth making the climb for the amazing views from the rooftops.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

On day two of your acclimation adjustment it is nice to get out and start walking around. This location offers an interesting location with good views.

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Sydney, Australia
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It's an enormous fortress looming over the city, and it's cheap, so you're going to go. Going, of course, you discover that the palace is a literal ruin, and there's not much to see except dirt and mud bricks. It's difficult to be disappointed, however, as the views out over the city are pretty fantastic, and the small, dusty Buddhist temple in the palace's heart actually pretty nifty.

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Brussels, Belgium

Good walk since it's uphill ! Nice panoramic view over Leh and Indus Valley . Check your GPS but don't worry : the coordinates on the information board are wrong !

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A cool little ruined palace complex, sited close to the actual town. The view is relatively spectacular, and the complex itself would serve as one of the better 'hide and go seek' platforms around.

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