All souvenirs and things you can buy
All souvenirs and things you can buy at Leh
Shawls Of The Himalayas
You can enjoy shopping for curios and souvenirs in the bazaars and markets of Leh, while on your tour of Ladakh. The most popular and hottest selling souvenir one among the tourist is pashmina shawls. Other pashmina wool garments such as sweaters, caps, gloves and socks are a favorite of tourists in Ladakh.
The Life Tree
The Tibetan influence on Ladakh is apparent in the number of shops and stalls selling handicrafts such as prayer wheels. A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Embossed Chant on the wheel makes a perfect gift.
Mask Dances Of Ladakh
Classical Buddhist masks often depict figures from the great Buddhist pantheon, including ferocious defenders of the faith such as Mahakala. The mask shows the epicness and the history of their culture. The most known places to buy is Ladakh Art Palace.
The Wheel Of Life
Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front. Beautiful thangka paintings on silk with delicate embroidery make great gifts.
Tibetan Silver Jewellery
The Nepalese Silver
Tibetan silver jewelry and traditional Ladakhi jewelry with turquoise are also popular with tourists. It is worth buying as is the turquoise jewellery commonly worn by Ladakhi women. It makes a perfect engagement or wedding gift.
Apricots in Ladakh
Apricot, locally known as "chulli," is one of the most nutritious, delicious and commercially important fruit crops of Ladakh. They grow abundantly in Ladakh are another popular gift that you can take back as a delicious souvenir of your trip to Ladakh. They are available in all price range in Ladakh's markets.
Handwoven Carpets & Rugs
The Chinese Dragon
Other souvenirs that you can pick up in Ladakh are beautiful hand-woven carpets and rugs. Traditionally woven with floral or geometric designs, these also make nice wall hangings. The dragon motif is very popular and can add a dash of colour and drama to any room.
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