A view fit for kings. Indus Valley, Shey
A monk surveying the Indus river plains of the Ladakh's heartland from the Shey palace. The Shey palace was home of the first kings of Ladakh, built by king Deledan Namgyal in 1650 AD. You can see why. One can survery the complete exapanse of Ladakh's heartland from here.
For reasons unknown the Ladakh royal family shifted to Stok in 1834 AD.