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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

4.6
#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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  • Lots to see here. A typical Monastery of course with all the usual features. This was quite a busy Monastery. Make sure you go to the top of the building ....  more »
  • Long way from Gangtok city, Beautiful and silent. Can see beautiful mountain scape, birds and flowers. Pray Lord buddha. Need to show id proff at the entrance gate.  more »
  • Yes... go for it .... short bumpy drive though. This is a newer version of Rumtek monastery. The 236 prayer wheel at the front of the building were great to turn , near the parking lot the Souvenir ou...  more »
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  • Beautiful monastery in a serene setting. Ranka (aka Lingdum) monastery is located in the hills near Gangtok, little far from the busy parts of the city. It's surrounded by a thin forest, which makes the setting fresh and peaceful. The big monastery building and the expansive compound are calm and beautiful, covered in many drawings of many stories from Buddhist mythology. The place has most basic facilities like clean toilets, a small gift shop and a small canteen. You can see monks going about their daily business and a few will also chat with you. When we were there, their holiest Rinpoche was visiting and the whole place was humming with rhythmic chants. A serene experience.
  • Beautiful monetary in the Gangtok. We feel peace. Must to visit this place
  • Great experience to visit here.. beautiful location and a adventures road connectivity. Must visit while you are visiting Sikkim .. peaceful environment in the lap of mountain. Some of movie scene s had been shot here you will come across to see some film stars images here.
  • Nice place, Ranka Monastery (also known as Lingdum Monastery) which is located about 20kms from Gangtok town is one of the most wonderful monasteries in east Sikkim. The monastery is spread out in a vast area with great scenic views. Since it's relatively a new monastery and does not have much historical or strategic significance like Rumtek Monastery,
  • Peaceful, tranquil and serene place. Must see attraction in Gangtok.
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