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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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  • One of the big monastery which I have seen in Sikkim. Very nice and peaceful place. Architecture is fabulous. It's a dharma chakra centre. There you can see monks engaged in their works, their college...  more »
  • It is a nice place, very quiet.... and peaceful.. it is 2nd largest monastery of Asia. But the way to reach here is too bad. And this place is too far from main city. And totally opposite of all other...  more »
  • Advanced Studies in Buddhism but if you pray in your religion and that you respect your next nature Buddha er will give you all his graces do you like each other
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  • Buddhist monastery.. From a tourists point of view there is not much to see... its the oldest monastery.. but if you are upto some good photography you can pay visit.. also there is a botanical garden near by.. 100 acres of land and uncountable types of flower and colour..
  • It's the main center for Buddhist ...There is golden stup inside this monastery...It is beautiful
  • This place is so beautiful
  • Very nice, history-laden plant. Centre is one of the four ancient schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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