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Rumtek Monastery

24km from Gangtok, India
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Ranked #7 of 100 attractions in Sikkim
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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New Delhi, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The prayers had just started when we entered. Very Peaceful, Clean and Beautiful Place. They have maintained it very well. Must Visit

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Rumtek monastery belongs Tibetian Kagyu (black hat)sect of Buddhism.It is otherwise called as the Dharmchakra centre .We can observe the symbols right on the top of the monastery. It has gained its importance after China’s aggression towards Tibet ,as many monks relocated here. We can see the golden stupa on the top floor . we are fortunate to have a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was the first monastery I visited. Located on the mountain with great sceneries around. There were many things about which I did not have any idea. There were so many monks busy in their daily schedule. I went up to one of them, greeted and started talking. We chatted for about an hour. He was from Bhutan. I learned... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The entry is controlled by Para-military forces and at the entry point of the monastery one is required to show passport (for foreigners) or ID card (for Indians). From here to the Monastery is a long and steep walk of about 10 minutes. But that 10 minutes feel like an eon due to the steepness of the slope. The aged... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Rumtek is about 30 min drive from Gangtok. To visit the monastery, you must show passport (for foreigners) or ID card (for Indians). After the first id check, there's a walk up hill about 10 min past a few houses and shops to get to main entrance of the monastery. Definitely see the main gompa area plus the golden stupa... More

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Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Rumtek monastery is a huge monastery with lot of history attached to it and is a big center for learning and one can see many of learners there. The entry is controlled by Para-military forces which shows the significance it enjoys. The golden structure is awesome and a treat for eyes. I had good luck since I was allowed... More

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place is a must visit for its sheer holiness and peace. The scene from Monastery is breathtaking. Gangtok and Rumtek are on separate hills and we need an ID proof to get inside the monastery.

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Bandra, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We travelled to Rumtek Monastery from Gangtok by a long curvy well laid road. Gangtok is on one hill and Rumtek is on another. There is a lot of armed security at Rumtek and needs to produce an ID for entrance. The monastery complex is huge by normal standards and is filled with novices from all over who are learning... More

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We visited the Rumtek monastery last week in Sikkim. While the journey to get there is ardous, made worse by ongoing road construction, the monastery itself is beautiful...there is probably a lot to more to see and understand, unfortunately we had hit the place in a low season...there were no guides no help, no explanations!

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Dhaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Rumtek Monastery was an awesome experience. Beautiful structure, amazing calm, peace and divinity coupled with a breathtaking view. An absolute must see for anyone visiting Gangtok. We took a guide and would highly recommend doing that- every corner had a story/ a significance and the visit was so much more worthwhile knowing the history and significance of everything.

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