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Ghoom Monastery

Ghum, Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #14 of 70 attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Religious Sites
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Muscat,oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If u have a package visit , then its a part of it and u visit this in the morning when the Monastery opens. Typical Buddhist Monastery. Felt good to visit it. There is a shop inside selling fency items.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's a nice walk up the monastery, you get some good views and the art/paintings on the walls are beautiful. Photos can be viewed here: http://leventnousportera.be/2014/03/hibernating-in-darjeeling/

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You will be given an opportunity to experience Buddhist culture. The chanting and worship by monks make the experience very thrilled.

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is a must go place.The monastery really gives you sense of relief.Though it was not crowded,but still you can visit there.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Must go! Really old monastery and well kept! Do buy the Tibetan chants cd from here as it is too too good! You could avoid the sales women outside though.They are leeches at times!But if you wanna buy something,bargain slashing to half the price!

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Udaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place can be seen and will be seen only on your way back from sunset. i do not see anything which can be called as world famous

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was like any other monastery nothing special I didn't found any wow factor. But its depends on person to person

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Margao, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ive visited a number of monasteries in India, Bhutan and Nepal, but i somehow had a extra liking for this one. You can visit on ur way back from tigers hill or from Ghoom station. Photography is prohibited inside the temple in the monastery so PLEASE respect that. Its a must see if u r in darjeeling. The Temple is... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The monastery is excellent. The monk allowed people to light lamps a little distance away from the altar on payment of Rs 50. Photography was also allowed but we did not take any inside the monastery in respect of the site. Main statue inside is supposed to be 'Future Buddha'. There were many ancient Buddhist manuscripts as well and many... More

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ghoom Monastery was established in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. The Ghoom Monastery is blessed by Tomo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet. Rare hand written Buddhist manuscripts are preserved here. The monastery contains the statue of Maitreye Buddha(Future coming Buddha).

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