The upper part of Leh, the capital of Ladakh, the upper northwestern part of the Indian Himalayas, is splitted into two pieces by a ridge, on which lies the ancient palace of the former kings of Ladakh, and the ruins of a fort. On this ridge lies also an old monastery. Visitors to this rigde get a magnificent view over leh ,the valley of the Indus and the backgrounding mountains. Typical for high, windy places in these buddhist regions are the prayer flags. Buddhists believe the wind will take the prayers of this flags over the land.