Chamba Lhakhang

Buddhist Temple in Leh

The early 15th-century Chamba Lhakhang was one of a trio of Maitreya ('future Buddha') temples built in Leh by King Draspa Bum-lde. The obvious centrepiece is a colourful, oft-repainted three-storey Buddha. However, the more unique features are original medieval mural fragments between the inner and outer walls (look left as you enter).

Getting in is a hit-and-miss affair. This is often one of the sights covered on an Old City Heritage Walk.


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