Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

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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. See Ghoom Monastery and all Darjeeling has to offer by arranging your trip with our Darjeeling trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Ghoom Monastery is a place which is very quiet and has something serene about it. It is a nice and quiet place.  more »
  • Very peaceful Buddhist place. Full of serenity and statues. Right next to Toy train station. Lots of souvenir  more »
  • our visit to this monastery is not at all a worth. so we leave early from here. very small a not maintained well by locals  more »
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