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Rumtek Monastery

24km from Gangtok, India
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Ranked #4 of 100 Attractions in Sikkim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden Stupa, and Tibetan Buddhist monastery that houses very important relics.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Best monastery in Sikkim. If you are short of time in Gangtok, just visit this monastery. Very peaceful, nice views for some awesome pics and very well maintained. Must go in Gangtok

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am deeply touched by Buddhist Philosophy and most notably the preachings of H.H. The Dalai Lama. Having traveled across Dharamshala and MacleodGanj extensively and spent time understanding and studying Tibetan Culture, Rumtek was a long pending visit. This time around, I finally got the chance to visit this place. Also known as the Dharma Chakra, this is Sikkim's largest... More

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Darjeeling, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The rumtek monastery is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery also called the Dharmachakra Centre, located in 24km from Gangtok. It is a focal point for the sectarian tensions that characterize the Karmapa Controversy. good views point you enjoy of full gngtok city and take a guide from the monastery they will explain you lot historical and culture of Buddhism Don’t... More

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Noida, India
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In the extraordinarily green, calm and serene hills of Gangtok is located a beautiful Monastery called Rumtek. One of the most revered Buddhist monasteries of India in addition to the monasteries at Dharamshala and Tawang, Rumtek stands out for its stupendous location. Approaching the monastery on foot was a lifetime experience while rolling out the religious prayer wheels on the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Rumtek is a very large monastery housing several hundred monks, The gates are manned by soldiers monitoring arrivals due to some strife between sects. I arrived at the right time, a large bunch of tourists was descending the hill back to their mini busses. The monks were at work cleaning the courtyard and the sanctum that was closed, opened. If... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

it is a very nice place.monestry was very nice.not very far from gangtok.the view from top of the monestry was awesome.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A must place to visit if u love history and love to appreciate Buddhism . Hire a guide , available in the monastery , this will make the visit more memorable , rather than walk round

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

the monasrery offers an insight in the life of a monk...which i would say is quite modern, with ipads and i phone in their hands. there is a walk of a kilometer involved, which is slightly steep. small kids may need to be motivated enough to undertake the climb.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A must visit. This place is huge, calm and very serene. The kids there are just awesome. Very clean, You can skip other monasteries around if you visit this one. DO visit the shops at the entrance, they have some good stuff

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Chandannagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great Monastery. Everything is great about this. The environment, cleanliness, the road towards it, environment inside the Monastery makes it a great place.

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