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Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

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Standing at 1500 m (4921 ft) above sea level, Rumtek Monastery remains a spiritual and cultural highpoint shrouded with mystery. Built in the 16th century, the monastery exudes a sense of antiquity, while the colorful and highly ornate architecture enchants at every turn. See the 4 m (13 ft) high golden stupa, bejeweled with ancient turquoise and coral, and decorated with filigree and metalwork. Feel the peaceful energy wrapping around your body, mind, and soul as you make a wish at the prayer wheels. While at the monastery, visit the Nallanda institute, a college for Buddhist monks. With our online itinerary creator, Gangtok attractions like Rumtek Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful and serene... preferably not to visit on hop-on hop-off tourist schedules and looking just at physical aspects of architecture & art. Instead spend some time and imbibe the peace and tranqui...  more »
  • Its one of the most important Monastries after Tibet. Its got a research center at the back and training for would be Lamas take place. All Buddhist festivals are celebrated with pomp & grandeur here....  more »
  • The Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim, perched on top of a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Originally called as the Dharma Chakra Centre, it belongs to the Kar...  more »

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