Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok

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Learn about the rich heritage of the Tibetan cultural area at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. The research organization holds a museum of Tibetan art and culture, as well as the largest library of relevant works outside of Tibet--some of them hundreds of years old. Inspect a wealth of artifacts in the museum, including ritual objects, paintings, and manuscripts. Be sure to look in at the souvenir shop for books, artifacts, or jewelry to take home with you. Add Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to your Gangtok travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gangtok road trip planning site .
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  • This serves as a museum as well as research center for the Tibetan culture. its quite amazing to learn about a new culture in details  more »
  • A must visit for anybody travelling to Sikkim. The place is half a km away from main town. visit the museum.  more »
  • Set up in 1958, this is a small museum displaying aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. There are some lovely thangkas and many other artworks and the information provides a helpful introduction to Buddhist ic...  more »
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  • Real my awesome. I went and got nice experience e.
  • Great place to witness Tibetan artifacts, sculptures etc.
  • Very good museum with lots of artifacts from Tibbet
  • The collection of the museum is really too good.
  • Great insights into the life of Gautam Buddha and origin of Buddhism. Skip the souvenir store.

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