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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. Use our Gangtok itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Rumtek Monastery and other attractions in Gangtok.
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  • Beautiful monastery, well kept, clean with a good view from atop, Rumtek monastery is worth a visit. Multicoloured paintings on the walls enhance the beauty. There were a lot of kids joining the Lama ...  more »
  • Its a very important seat for the Buddhist. Its Pancham Lama 's abode. The history is amazing. The rituals and how they have been practiced is wonderful. The guides are knowledgeable and they rattle o...  more »
  • One of the most important monasteries in Sikkim, if not the most important. It is a large complex well maintained, quiet, out of the huddle. Suggestive, so to speak, the presence of the military. .. due to a revolt of years ago where several "monastical factions" clashed hard!!! Definitely worth a visit.
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