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Rumtek Monastery

Address: 24km from Gangtok, India
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Ranked #4 of 96 Attractions in Sikkim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner 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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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am glad I took extra effort to visit this monastery. This is easily the biggest and the best monastery in Sikkim. The old monastery is peaceful and has a pristine location. The guide explaining us the monastery and the Buddhist religion was very good. This is a must visit place while in Sikkim

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Rumtek new Monastery is the one of the normal tourists' attraction while you visit Sikkim. However, one KM below is situated the old Rumtek Monastery which is a smaller structure than the new one. But I found the old monastery (built in 1734 AD) and its surrounding marvelous and peaceful than the new one.Please avoid your cab as the walk... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

in a pristine location, this is a beautiful monastrry that one must visit if in Gsngtok. you would enjoy the peace, the colors and knowing about the history and how students are taught and educated. its about sn hour yo hour and half from Gangtok but a must-see recommendation

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the most peaceful places in sikkim. You will feel like you have entered an ancient temple.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Tomes have been written but this is an ideal place which inspite of the maddening crowds still evokes serenity and peace of mind. Happened to attend the afternoon prayer ritual also with my family which was simply an experience to remember and value.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The monastery is a little far from Gangtok and at some height. You suddenly notice the chill in the air. If there are no festivals, it could still be an experience. You need to keep your identity cards ready. You may buy some chinese stuff as well outside the monastry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Its about 25km from Gangtok. But good to visit than the ones in city. This is a spacious one, with dormitories for the students. Gives a good peek into the way of worshipping, teaching and values. And as expected, a riot of colors....and very much at peace...time will stop for a moment within.

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Mumbai
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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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Miami, Florida
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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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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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