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Alchi is a monastery located in Alchi, Ladakh. Among the several Buddhist sites in the Alchi area, Alchi Chokhor is the oldest and most well known. Tradition records that it was founded by Rinchen Zangpo, however, it was likely founded later. The monastery is famous for its intricate wall murals. It is managed by Likir Monastery, a Geluk institution, although in prior centuries it functioned as a Drigung Kagyu monastery.


Rizvi, Janet. 1996. Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 243-248.


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