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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 place is just off the road close to Pelling. Located on an elevation makes the view of Kanchenjunga mindblowing. Do not miss to visit the higher floors to see the wall paintings. 
  • The monastery is beautiful..Don't forget to see the beautiful piece of artwork on the second floor. Fantastic views of the mountains. 
  • The chanting and the view of the huge Buddha structure is an amazing experience. Don't forget to wait till they turn on the lights once it is dark.