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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
(3.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Darjeeling area, Ghoom Monastery stands at an elevation of 2,226 m (7,407 ft) and remains a popular pilgrimage site. Famous for its colorful 5 m (15 ft) high statue of Maitreya Buddha made of clay brought from Tibet, this mid-19th century monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect. Rotating drums provide entertainment for visiting children, and snacks and souvenirs are sold inside the monastery. Using our online itinerary creator, Darjeeling attractions like Ghoom Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can ignore it if u have visited rumtek monestry 6km from dargeeling in ghoom Rate -6/10(can ignore to visit ) go for Japanese tempel it is good and near to dargeeling 
  • We were at Ghoom Monastery on last week of september 2016.. it was very nice ...got peace of mind...very queit and calm place...nice monastry...bought some small things and woolen items from ghoom Mon...  more »
  • Samten Choling Buddhist Monastery, often referred as the Ghoom Monastery, is located at Ghoom near Darjeeling. At the entrance of the Monastery, there is a big gate having a square arch. From the gate...  more »
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  • The monastery has a unique statue of maitreya or the future Buddha and also a rare statue of jabjung or couple. One have to request the monks for the second one. It belongs to gelugpa section or yellow hat.
  • Good Tibetian Monastry
  • Lovely view and place to get a peace of mind
  • Love the view, beautiful monetary and people were friendly.
  • Nice Place but people are not friendly; it feels they feel annoyed at a traveller's presence