Leh-palace

Leh palace

The Leh Palace, also known as ‘Lhachen Palkhar,’ is a 17th-century former royal palace and one of the central attractions in Leh. Built under the patronage of by King Sengge Namgyal, it used to house his family. Huge buttressed walls and jutted out wooden balconies are characteristic features of this architectural style. The unique style of construction allows the palace to illuminate itself naturally during the day. Also, the material used is such that the temperature inside remains soothing and pleasant. The exquisite Leh Palace is nine stories high, and the topmost floor of the palace is called the Victory Tower since it offers a bird’s eye view of the entire Leh town as well as the Himalayan ranges. The Leh Palace is a magnificent example of the Tibetan architecture and attracts tourists from all across the globe. The grand Leh Palace is an important center of the Buddhist religion as well as culture. The palace also comprises of a monastery that features a statue of Lord Buddha.