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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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  • Vast and majestic temple complex where many young monks are being trained. The monastery is guarded by indo tibet bsf. Beautiful paintings over there are eye catching n breath taking. Peace inside the...  more »
  • It is a huge monastery beautifully constructed and certainly very peaceful. You will feel like spending an entire day here admiring the architecture while at peace. It gives a lot of insight into acie...  more »
  • what a excellent monastery by Buddhist where The Buddhist taking lesson about Buddhism with Phd through sanaskrit, english, and TBT, all student are very polite and co-operative also whole monastery i...  more »