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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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  • Rumtek Monastery is beautiful and worth a visit . overall tour and looking around should not take about 1 to 2 hours on an average.  more »
  • The monastery is located at Rumtek.The road was under construction. The monastery is located at a distance from the gate.Checking by ITBP personnel at the gate usually takes place so one should carry ...  more »
  • We were keen to visit this place but the road leading to this monastery is so bad that we had to abort the visit halfway and turn back.Pity!  more »
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