Stock photo of Leh Royal Palace in somewhat ruinous state having been built in the 17th century with traditional materials such as mud bricks. The white mountains of the Himalaya create a beautiful snow capped mountain background a stunning landscape, a beautiful backdrop which adds contrast and interest to the ruined old Royal Palace of Leh in Ladakh. A former Royal residence Leh Royal Palace has a prominent position situated on top of a Tsemo Hill overlooking the whole of Leh city in the Indian Himalaya. Leh Royal Palace continues to withstand the rigors of time and climate. Leh Palace was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal and modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.