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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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  • its a beautifully built monastery and one of the oldest in sikkim.. there is so much peace inside this place that u will surely fall in love with this place..  more »
  • Pemayangtse is one of the oldest of the Sikkim temples and dates back to 1645 when it was built by Gyalwa Lhtsun Chenpo, one of three lamas who enthroned the first king of Sikkim. How do I know this? ...  more »
  • You may skip this place if you are not too religious. But if you happen to visit, go till the top where you can marvel at the grand palace.  more »

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