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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa by using our Pelling trip itinerary planning website .
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  • When I visited this gopma it was raining, accompanying a gusty chilling wind , so I can't stay there a long  more »
  • A beautiful site to visit, a very peaceful and very active monastery, I greatly recommend the visit!  more »
  • Beautiful and calm place. Its a must visit place in Pelling. The architecture, decorations and painting are fabulous. There are 3 floors, the main prayer hall has the Guru Padmasambhava statue and sec...  more »

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An established tourist destination, Pelling has plenty of places to stay. A number of hotels lie along the main road that heads across the ridges of the hill station, many offering rooms with extensive views of the nearby mountains. Homestays and guesthouses offer a good way of meeting the local population and enjoying some Sikkimese hospitality, while sprawling resorts dot the outskirts of town in privileged positions overlooking the peaks and valleys.
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