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Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Sikkim

#4 of 26 in Historic Sites in Sikkim
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Its the largest monestary at Gangtok, located around 25 kms from Gangtok and is very beautifully maintained. It also has the holy and beautiful Golden Stupa. Do carry your voter id card to get...  more »
  • Rumtek Monastery is located about one and half hours drive from Gangtok. It was originally built in 18th century by 9th Karmapa. When 16th karmapa fled China in 1959 he came to Sikkim he decided...  more »

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