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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
Nestled within a hilly region, Ranka Monastery exudes peace and serenity. Just an hour's drive from Gangtok, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery lies mostly open to the public. Explore the quiet premises, admire the intricate and imposing buildings, and view the large gold-plated statue of Buddha in the main prayer hall. Strolling the hills and courtyards you can find panoramic viewpoints, observe training sessions, or photograph the attractive setting. Take the guesswork out of planning a Gangtok vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Ranka monastery is a famous monastery of Sikkim.look beautiful and peacefull place.nice to spend some time with family  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    This is a really peaceful place and you should take out plenty of time to be here. There is a little uphill walk after car parking but will make you happy to find out Buddhist monks living in a differ...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    visit this Monastry instead of Rumtek monestry. Both are same but Rumtek is long walk from parking lot  more »

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