Stok Palace Museum, Ladakh

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Stok Palace Museum, located inside the Stok Palace, houses royal crowns, royal artefacts, precious stones, copper coins, jewellery, prayer instruments, thangkas or religious Tibetan silk paintings, and other heirlooms. The museum depicts the art and culture of the region in the past.

The thangkas, kept inside the museum belong to the 16th century and depict the life and teachings of Buddha.The palace, situated in proximity to the Indus River, is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the region. It was built by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825 AD. One can enjoy the magnificent views of sunsets and sunrises from the Palace. The whole palace requires at least 4 to 5 hours for exploration.

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