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Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Gangtok

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Standing at 1500 m (4921 ft) above sea level, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim 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, Gangtok attractions like Rumtek Monastery Sikkim 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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  • Rumtek Monastery is also called the Dharma Chakra Centre, is about 26 Km from Gangtok. It is the seat-in-exile of the Gyalwang Karmapa, inaugurated in 1966 by the 16th Karmapa. Originally built... 
    Rumtek Monastery is also called the Dharma Chakra Centre, is about 26 Km from Gangtok. It is the seat-in-exile of the Gyalwang Karmapa, inaugurated in 1966 by the 16th Karmapa. Originally built...  more »
  • Beautiful monastery tucked away on a hill about an hours drive from Gangtok city. One can see the traditional Buddhist architecture and paintings, as well as interact with the monks and watch them in....  more
    Beautiful monastery tucked away on a hill about an hours drive from Gangtok city. One can see the traditional Buddhist architecture and paintings, as well as interact with the monks and watch them in....  more »

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