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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gangtok trip simple and quick.
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  • Pleasant small monastery, not particularly old (it was apparently rebuilt in 1909) and set in a small complex. The interior is much like any other Buddhist monastery. There was a small steady stream o...  more »
  • WHEN YOU HAVE SEEN Ranka Monastery NEED NOT SEE THISMonastery visit Ranka Monastery, Banjhakri waterfall, Rope Way Ride, Tibetology and Dordul Chorten Stupa. Later visit Flower exhibition show, Hanuma...  more »
  • Buddhist monasteries tend to look a bit alike after few visits, but I liked this one, the paintings were very beautiful, the place was peaceful, some monks were chanting so we stopped to listen to the...  more »
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  • I love to go to monasteries for their tranquil environment. This one is one of the oldest and has lots of symbolic importance. Must go place if you are in Gangtok in addition to the more well known rumtek monastery.
  • Calm and beautiful place. Lots of young monks (kids) can be seen studying scriptures in the early morning. View of the snow peaks is also enjoyable.
  • Beautiful monastery, lots of young Buddhist monks study scriptures here.
  • Small but well maintained and very good place to visit....
  • Vandami Bhante ji It is beautiful

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