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Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

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#3 of 20 in Historic Sites in Sikkim
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. Use our Gangtok itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Rumtek Monastery and other attractions in Gangtok.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Visited there with my fiance on June 2017, it's around 3 hours drive from gangtok. Beautiful and serene location, the peaceful environment will bring back your peace of mind. P.s.: you have to walk qu...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    The monastery was located about 6000 feet about sea level. you have to climb about 300 mtrs uphill (in a tar road) to reach the monastery after you get down at the base on the monastery hill top. Once...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    The biggest monestry around Gantok. One can know about Buddhist heritage. Monks aged 7yrs to 80yrs could be seen here. A must see.  more »

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