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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

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Visit Enchey Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery built on the spot where legendary flying Lama Drupthob Karpo built his hermitage. Believed to hold the protective spirits of deities Khangchendzonga and Yabdean, the monastery holds deep religious significance in the area. Admire the richly decorated prayer hall and exterior structure, and listen to the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Look out for the vibrant Cham dance festival held twice a year in January and February. Before you head to Gangtok, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gangtok vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Gangtok has to offer, including Enchey Monastery.
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  • Must visit in gangtok, its the oldest monastery in gangtok, u will feel being in sikkim kingdom, most of the buildings are closed but nice to have some idea.  more »
  • Interesting especially for the statues inside the large prayer hall representatives guru and bodhisattvas of mahayana Buddhism.
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  • The monastery is very well decorated and is a very calm place. We could not enter inside because puja and aarti was going on inside. There were beautiful flowers inside the boundary. Very neat and one...  more »
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  • I saw small lamas playing football. Best experience ever.
  • This monastery comes in top 5 of its historical values and respect. Also don't forget to do ritual named KAANGSO it can't help to fulfill stupid human needs but can really purify body soul and mind.
  • "Best experience ever."
  • Fantastic monastery, a place you must visit when you're around
  • Very beautiful.