Similar in appearance to the more well known Potala Palace in Tibet, the Leh Palace occupies a commanding position overlooking the town of Leh in the Indian Himalayas.
It was built in about 1600 by the 17th century King Sengge Namgyal and later abandoned in the 19th century. Today, it's a museum with a fine collection of ceremonial dresses, ornaments and jewelry. It's also known for its collection of 450 year old thangka paintings, created by using powdered colored stones and gems.
At the base can be seen the Buddhist place of Chandazik Gompa, with its colorful murals showing the 1,000 reincarnations of Buddha.Places nearby:
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Jallianwala Bagh – the Killing Ground of Hundreds of Innocents 379 km / 235 mi
Kesar Da Dhaba: Home of Amazing Curry and Vegetarian Punjabi Dishes 379 km / 235 mi
Gobindgarh Fort: Stunning Heritage Structure in Amritsar 380 km / 236 mi
Pearl Continental Hotel: Pakistan's Leading 5 Star Hotel Chain 380 km / 236 mi