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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice monastery with old relics. Nice to visit and experience life in a Buddhist monastery. Takes about an hours time at max.  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    We visited this monastry as it was just a few minutes from our hotel,the Elgin,Mount Pandim,Pelling. We were fortunate as it was indeed a a monastry worth visiting.We toured the whole building includi...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    The second oldest Buddhist Monastery in the Sikkim. is near Pelling. A peaceful place, a vast one, and a teaching place. The monastery is house to vast number of paintings , and a huge collection of a...  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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