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Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went there on 1st Nov, 2016 with Senior citizens and 2.5 year s old kid. The route from Gangtok to Rumtek is very good and the monastery is very nice. It's a must see place while in Gangtok... 
  • I visited Rumtek Monastery in late Sept. 2016. Tourist can be present within the hall during the afternoon prayer ritual that starts at about 2:00pm. There is no entry fee, you just need to be silent ...  more »
  • The most famous monastery in Sikkim and it's worth a visit. The main prayer hall is decorated exquisitely and one could really find inner peace in this place. 
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  • Awesome experience of visiting this beautiful place. It has very peaceful environment. The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim. A golden stupa in monastery contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa.
  • Situated near Gangtok, it is the largest monastery in Sikkim. It is also called the Dharma Chakra centre. It has the Golden Stupa which contains relics of the 16th Karmapa.
  • One of the places that we enjoyed the most in Gangtok. We spent many hours here, just to soak in the calmness and peaceful atmosphere of the place. It's amazing that there were many signs everywhere that taught about caring for the environment.
  • Very Beautiful Buddhist Monastery is situated top of the hill here environment is pleasantly quiet ,i loved it
  • Very very very peaceful.The stories depicted in art form are amazing.The color and precision,out of the world.