Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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  • Yiga Choeling Gompa, the Darjeeling area's most famous monastery, founded in 1850, houses up to 40 monks of the Gelugpa school. The serene temple has wonderful old murals and enshrines a 5m-high...  more »
  • This Bhuddist Monastery built over 150 years ago is special to visit even for non Bhuddist. The Bhuddist statue inside and the artwork is of a special variety and it is very peaceful although you...  more »
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  • Excellent for people who want to discover Buddhist spirituality in Darjeeling. Being the oldest monastery in Darjeeling it is perfectly designed originally by a Mongolian astrologer monk. This old monastery also hosts cremation rituals and has been a cremation ground for many buddhist families for many generations.
  • Oldest Monastery of Darjeeling area built in 1850. Beautiful murals and Buddha statue. Quite and calm place. Photography chargeable. Approach lane from main road is broken. Generally taxi drivers of Darjeeling do not bring tourists here so you will have to tell them specifically to take you there.

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