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Pemayangtse Gompa, Pelling
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The impeccable temple of Pemayangtse Gompa (literally translated as "Perfect Sublime Lotus") boasts exquisite decorations and painted statues. Built in 1705 on the popular Dzongri pilgrimage route, the monastery follows the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism and still retains its traditions. Enter the main prayer hall to find a significant Buddha statue, then climb upstairs for the multi-headed, many-armed statue depicting eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu god. The top floor features a patiently handcrafted, seven-tiered wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace (Sanghthokpalri/ Zandog-palri). With an elevation of 2085 m (6840 ft), the temple provides great views of the surrounding hilly landscape. To visit Pemayangtse Gompa on your holiday in Pelling, and find out what else Pelling has to offer, use our Pelling itinerary planner.
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  • The head monk had just died and I was privileged to be able to sit in on all the students chanting mantras to aid His soul in giving up his dead body and to take birth in a new body! Very rythmic and ...  more »
  • tradition and monks all around. Buddha temple with its preachers all around. Peaceful view and gives an idea of their lifestyle. 
  • Although are group are not Buddhist we arrived at the Gompa for morning prayer which was both interesting and moving. The chanting and incense created a very spiritual atmosphere and we all left feeli...  more »