Leh Palace, Leh,

Leh Palace, Leh

Location: Leh palace was constructed as the residence for King Singe Namgyal in the 17th century. As its name suggests, it is situated in Leh district of Ladakh region.

Description: In the second half of the 19th century, the royal family shifted from this palace and it soon became an isolated place. Leh Palace is now in ruins but it has not lost its charm that used to exist once upon a time. The palace offers a great view of the landscape and snow clad mountains. Leh palace is a nine storied building and it is said that the lower floors of this building were used as stables and the store rooms and the upper floors were used by the royal family. The building serves as a great example of Tibetan architecture of the medieval times. Above this palace is the well known Victory tower that was constructed in the memory of victorious Ladakhi soldiers, who combated the soldiers from Kashmir who had come to invade Ladakh in the 16th century.

Activities: The Leh Palace has a museum with a lot of valuable things that are displayed here, for example ornaments, jewelry, paintings, thangkas or scrolls. Some ceremonial dresses and very old pieces of jewelry are also present in this museum.


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