The Stok Palace Museum stands across the Indus River, in the palace of the (erstwhile) royal family of Ladakh. The Queen still lives in the palace, part of which has been converted into the museum.
It's a small museum, just a few rooms, with a motley collection of items; there are some badly stuffed animals in the first room, but it gets better further on. There are some weaponry, coins, seals, and other items from the royal household, but the best of the lot is the Queen's ceremonial jewellery. It's huge, chunky stuff, liberally decorated with pearls, jade, gold, amber, coral and large pieces of turquoise.
Another room houses an excellent collection of traditional thangkas, some of th...Read More