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Address: 24km from Gangtok, India
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Description: Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden...
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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Peaceful and Serene monastry

This being one of the oldest monasteries this sits on top of a mountain overlooking a valley. The views are breathtaking and there are small shops to do some souvenir shopping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This being one of the oldest monasteries this sits on top of a mountain overlooking a valley. The views are breathtaking and there are small shops to do some souvenir shopping. There are two levels of sanctums to visit and don't miss the golden stupa in the back.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

- Located about 25 km from Gangtok. You can get shared jeeps early in the morning and then around 11 am, which take about an hour to reach. - Vehicles aren't allowed all the way to the top. You have to show id proofs at the gate and then walk up a steep hill for about 15 minutes to reach... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place is a must visit if you're in Gangtok. Situated atop a hill, the view is beautiful. Vehicles are not allowed beyond a certain point so be prepared to walk a bit. Hire a guide to gain better insights into Buddhism. The architecture is impressive with beautiful paintings decorating the walls. It takes roughly 1-1.5 hours to have a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of the oldest monastery of sikkim. Hold high value in budhhism. Protected by army. One need to show ID before entering. Approx 700-800 mtrs tedius walk to reach this monastery. But worth. One can easily walk around and also on upper floor to get good view. Dhammachakra museum is also there.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Tough to walk up to the top but worth visiting. One of the best monasteries we have visited till date.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Seat of one of the sects of Buddhism. Beautiful monument with a great history behind it, it is a place of worship and learning. Due to certain issues with the current head of this sect, the monastery is under the protection of the Indo Tibetan Border Police and entry restrictions and regulations apply to both Indian and foreign visitors. Visitors... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

They say the job of a monastery is to educate and enlighten. I found the Lamas at Rumtek monastery very open to the curious mind. They were peaceful, conversational when they needed to be and very patient in answering questions from me and a few others around. Overall, I found the experience to be quite serene and the environs very... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Peaceful place. The artwork inside was beautiful. Even small things like the doors, its knobs was pretty. The view from the Monastery was scenic, and you can buy some good souvenirs on the way to the Monastery.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited this during our trip to Gangtok in March 2015.This is one of the famous Budhist Monastery located outside Gangtok.This place is secured by Indian army. All tourist vehicles are allowed till the entrance gate where one has to get down from the vehicle and walk up on a very steep road to reach the Monastery. But we had... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Rumtek is located about 24 Kms from Gangtok at an elevation of about 5000ft above MSL. The Dharma chakra centre, Golden stupa, and Karma Shri Nalanda Institute are the main things to visit. One needs to show ID proof at the entrance to get into the monastery. It is a good 15 minutes walk from the gate to the monastery.... More 

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