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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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  • It is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim, also the most famous in west Sikkim The interiors were well preserved and the statues and carvings are very mesmerizing. .Must visit for hist...  more »
  • Gorgeous and calm.It is a historically important place to visit.A must-visit.A museum with great collection but needs better maintenance.  more »
  • One of oldest and finest gompa is the Pemayangtse Gompa. I visited their and very much enjoyed the weather of the Pemayangtse Gompa.  more »
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