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Dubdi Monastery, Yuksam

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Dubdi Monastery, occasionally called Yuksom Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism near Yuksom, in the Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district, in northeastern India.The Chogyar Namgyal established the first monastery known as the Dubdi Monastery in 1701, at Yuksom in Sikkim, which is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, the Khecheopalri Lake, and the Tashiding Monastery.Established in 1701, it is professed to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim and is located on the top of a hill which is about an hour's walk (3km) from Yuksom. It was also known as the Hermit's Cell after its ascetic founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642. The literal meaning of 'Dubdi' in local language is "the retreat".
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  • Dubdi monastery is a must see place if you are visiting Yuksom. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim also. The serene location of this monastery will surely draw your attention.  more »
  • Requires a longer walk to reach this 300 year old monastery. Out side of Yuksam town but easy to walk to. The uphill climb is through the village then forest. There are so many orchids and birds to lo...  more »
  • One of the Oldest monastery In Sikkim located near Yuksom, West Sikkim which was established in 1701  more »

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