BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE IN THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS
FWF RESEARCH PROJECT P22857

 

 

  Leh - Changspa Chörten    
  Alchi  

Research Results

 

The town Leh is situated approximately 10km north-eastern of the River Indus in an infertile valley at the foot of a mountain. Changspa is a district of Leh, which lies in western direction of the centre of the town and can be reached by foot in 15 minutes. The chörten is a special monument because of its age and its prominent appearance, which resembles a pyramide.