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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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  • As unlike any other monastary the monks are aware of public and do come forward to explain a lot about their culture and rituals. Be cognizant of their rituals and maintain silence and do visit the hi...  more »
  • One of the best shrines in this region with the magnificent wood carving depicting the heaven, earth and hell and the wall paintings are superb . A very nice place to feel the spiritual self. 
  • Nice visit near Pelling, deserves the penalty, almost all the excursions include the monastery. From it you can see part of the ruins of Rabdense, the ancient capital of Sikkim.
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