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Royal palace, Leh, Ladakh, India
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This palace was built in the early 1600's and is supposedly was used as a model for the Potola Palace in Lhasa,  Tibet, the former residence of the Dalai Lamas.  Ladakh, a historically Tibetan area now in India, lies near the start of the Indus valley in a high desert region.  Leh, the main city of the region is popular with Europeans as a starting point for treks into the >12,000 ft elevation surrounding areas, and with Indians as an escape from high summertime temperatures to the south.

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