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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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  • Reached by 5pm. after a difficult cab ride from Gangtok.Poor road condition.But it was a blessing to visit the main temple.The monks were kind and welcoming enough to open the door on request.  more »
  • Once the taxi drops you off at the gate of the monastery, it is a short walk up. Typically quaint Tibetan architecture with a school for monks.  more »
  • This is a Beautiful Monastery, a short drive from Gangtok, set on top of a hill with unrestricted views of the surrounding hills. Adjacent is the Golden Stupa and a Training institute. Beautiful struc...  more »

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