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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

(3.7/5 based on 300+ 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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  • The Ghoom monastery is the oldest monastery in the area, was built in 1875, is somewhat hidden. We are deeply impressed, be blessed and in the adjacent we learn give much background knowledge.
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  • Unique temple I ever seen . Big Buddha statue and lots of paintings. Buy souvenirers there that's cheaper. 
  • One from the oldest Monastery, peaceful place. As it is the oldest you will not find great infrastructure here, but yes definitely a rich culture. There were not many tourist when we visited the place...  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