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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, Sikkim 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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  • Rumtek monastry is almost two hrs away from gangtok. It is one of the oldest budhist centre in sikkim. It has got vast historical references and beautiful architecture. Also a visit to rumtek is spiri...  more »
  • One of the large monasteries around, it was great to be there. The view of the entire campus from the top of the entry gate is just awesome. The Golden Stupa is mesmerizing. The Monastery over-looks a...  more »
  • This spiritual monastery is around 25 km from Gangtok. The drive is uphill and nice but road is poorly maintained. It is place where the pupil are trained in religious teaching. Nice to see small kids...  more »
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