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Sikkim Monasteries


There are about 200 Sikkim Monasteries belonging to various religious sects that not only influence the cultural heritage and lifestyle of the people but also demonstrates the ancient rituals in practice. Devoted Lamas robed in red, chant ancient mantras to the rhythm of drums and trumpets while soft lights flicker from decorative lamps; feel the peace of being one with nature and close to almighty with prayers and whirring wheels.


Pemayangtse Monastery SikkimPemayangtse Monastery
Offering an impressive view of the Mt. Kanchanjunga, Pemayangtse Monastery is an ancient monastery in Sikkim. It is located in the Pemayangtse town which is an important Buddhist religious place in the state.

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Phodang Monastery SikkimPhodang Monastery
Counted as one of the six conspicuous Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim, Phodong Monastery is located in the town Phodong in the North Sikkim. It is only 28 km from Gangtok. It is nestled at an altitude of 4500 ft offering marvellous views of the town.

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Rumtek Monastery sikkimRumtek Monastery
Rumtek is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery nestled on a hill overlooking the Gangtok city. It was built in the 16th century by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje and was destroyed later. When the 16th Karmapa was forced to move out of Tibet

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Tashiding Monastery SikkimTashiding Monastery
Blessed with overwhelming location, Tashiding Monastery is held in high esteem by Buddhists in Sikkim. It is surrounded by rivers on its both sides – the Rathong river and the Rangit river.

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Enchey Monastery SikkimEnchey Monastery
Perched on a hill top, Enchey monastery is an important pilgrimage centre of the Buddhists in Sikkim. It is situated only 3 km from the capital city of Sikkim,Gangtok. The monastery was constructed during the rule of Thutob Namgyal at a site which

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Phesang Monastery SikkimPhesang Monastery
Phesang Monastery is one of the important religious sites of Buddhists. It is located at a very beautiful location on the slope stretching from Kabi to Phodong. The environment of the monastery is very picturesque.

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