Leh Palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in 17th century. The edifice of the palace is similar to that of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, which is in Tibet. When forces of Dogra, took over Ladakh in the 19th century, the palace was abandoned and the royal family was moved to the Stok Palace. This palace has 9 storeys, where the higher floors were occupied by the royal family and store rooms and stables were in the lower floors.The Archaeological Survey of India is currently looking after the maintenance of the palace, which is presently in a wrecked state. Tourists visiting this place can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding areas like the Stok Kangri besides the Indus valley and the Ladakh mountain range.