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Address: 24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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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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Biggest Monastery in Gangtok

This monastery is at 25 kms from Gangtok.This is one of the main tourist attractions near Gangtok. The temple has many precious stones. The temple is protected by army personnel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chennai (Madras), India

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery is at 25 kms from Gangtok.This is one of the main tourist attractions near Gangtok. The temple has many precious stones. The temple is protected by army personnel. Carry your ID card while visiting this monastery

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best monesty of Sikkim.Here Buddhists pray at afternoon in prayer hall which is very decorative.About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok,24 kms away is it.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on 1st Nov, 2016 with Senior citizens and 2.5 year s old kid. The route from Gangtok to Rumtek is very good and the monastery is very nice. It's a must see place while in Gangtok...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I visited Rumtek Monastery in late Sept. 2016. Tourist can be present within the hall during the afternoon prayer ritual that starts at about 2:00pm. There is no entry fee, you just need to be silent at all times. 20-25 monks chant, pray, and play musical instruments including drums, lutes, and horns. It was an mesmerizing, intense experience that lasted... More 

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Thank Nathan N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The most famous monastery in Sikkim and it's worth a visit. The main prayer hall is decorated exquisitely and one could really find inner peace in this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

At Rumtek, everything comes together into a coherent view of Buddhism and society. Architecture, artifacts, monks, rituals & chants ... and all explained by a most helpful guide. Rumtek was one of the highlights of our three weeks in India.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Historically very famous monastery and therefore too crowded with tourists (especially from nearby Bengal areas), a bit too noisy for a holy place. The army outposts everywhere in the village, inside the monastery, and metal scan at the entry do not add much sanctity to the place. Did not feel serene as uniformed army guys with shortguns are constantly observing... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Rumtek Monastery is a bit far from Gangtok. but, worth visiting. There is a lot of protection - armed forces - around the monastery. Vehicles are now allowed from the gate and there is a steep(ish) climb to the Monastery. People will approach you and offer a drop to/from the Monastery - don't waste your money! The Monastery is really... More 

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Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

A must visit while In sikkim. Located around 25kms from Gangtok this is truly one of the Great monasteries in Sikkim.Must visit to experience its grandeur...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I arrived at 9 am sharp and was most fortunate to witness a processional of black hat monks performing ancient rites to celebrate the lunar calender in Sikkim. Be aware that security is tight and don't forget your passport if you want to visit this attraction. Also of interest is the beautiful interior paintings and a gorgeous golden stupa.

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