BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE IN THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS
FWF RESEARCH PROJECT P22857

 

  Lamayuru    
  Alchi  

Research Results

 

 

The monastery of Lamayuru is situated on the main road from Srinagar, 124 km in the west of Leh. Its elevated position makes it visible from great distance. Below the monastery the small town of Lamayuru is located, from which long prayer walls and numerous chörten follow the old paths to the monastery. The well-recorded history of the monastery dates back to the 11th century and it was under the supervision of Rinchen Zangpo that Lamayuru developed into a greater principal monastery.