Leh Palace is a legacy of Ladakhi's war with Kashmir rulers in the 19th century. A miniature version of Potala Palace in Lhasa ( Tibet ) and it is highest building in the world of his own times.
The construction of nine storied Palace on the Tsemo hill initiated by Tsewang Namgyal, founder of the Namgyal Dynasty ( A.D 1533 – 1834 ) in AD 1553 and completed by Tsewang's nephew, Senge Namgyal, the most illustrious King of Ladakh.
The material used in in the construction of the palace is stone, bud bricks, poplar wood, mud mortar and wooden rafter's . The mud plaster utilized locally known ad Mar-kalak. Only the Chapel inside the Palace is in religious use and it contains a stucco figure of Du-Kar ( a form of Prajnaparamita ).
There are photo galleries available inside the palace showing different tourist locations in Ladakh and other regions.
View of Leh town is available from all the floors of the Palace.
There is an entrance fee of Rs 5 to be paid at entry gate of the palace, no fee is charged for cameras.