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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, Sikkim 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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  • From gangtok city this place is just 2 hrs driver. The road to this place is not great however once you reach here it is just amazingly worth it. There are souvenir shops here where you can buy knick ...  more »
  • One of the finest Monastery in Sikkim is also having a Buddhist School. Though you have to climb up a few metre but after reaching the Monastery you feel so calm and serene that you forget the outside...  more »
  • A quite and calm place. You feel relaxed as soon as you enter. The view from the monastery is too gud.  more »
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