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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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  • Very charming and peaceful place. Tends to be not crowded. One can relax and spend some time in contemplation while admiring the structure's beauty.  more »
  • Founded near peling by lama Chempo for pure tibetan monks. This is a must visit for those who visit Peling. It attracts backpackers and all sorts of tourists.  more »
  • The monastary lies within walking distance of Pelling. The main Gompa is very nice, colorful painted and well worth a visit.  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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