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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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Location is beautiful.its on a height so you get a beautiful view of the surrounding. The wall paintings are beautiful.the Monastery has a peaceful atmosphere. It's a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is beautiful.its on a height so you get a beautiful view of the surrounding. The wall paintings are beautiful.the Monastery has a peaceful atmosphere. It's a short climb as cars are not allowed after a certain point. One has to walk. Path has beautiful morning glory blooming on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Sikkim's largest monastries, Rumtek boasts of rich Buddhist culture and finest architecture. Visit here for a glimpse into the ancient Buddhist culture and feel the calm in your mind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated right at top, the last 500mts is a walk since cars are not allowed after a point. However, a request to the guards can do a trick and you may get an approval of the drop till the gates of monastry. The main temple is calm and ideal place for meditation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up hill is very beautiful. The monastery us quite big and worth seeing. Some of the portions have exquisite art and tapestry. Must visit.

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Thank Raj064
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

while in gangtok you must visit a monastery. It gives u so much inner peace and many historical information. This monastery is one of the oldest monastery in asia and is around 2-3 hrs drive from gangtok.phtography not allowed inside . should carry any Id proof with you while roaming in Gangtok and specially this place.There may be checking by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

very beautifull monastry .on the way u can c fall also.25 km far from gangtok.must visit if u r going to sikkim.

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Thank Ravindra M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The largest and oldest monastery in Sikkim. It is the main seat of the Karma Kagyu Buddhism. Has been in the centre of controversy after the death of the 16th karmapa. Definitely worth a visit and with a good guide you would learn a lot of the politics behind Buddhism

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim. It is home to the community of monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Rumtek is located at a distance of about 25 kms from Gangtok and is about an hour's drive. The place is very serene and quite and well maintained. From the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I visited there during (Nov 2015) on a field trip. Beautiful place with beautiful history. Must visit this monastery where you will get knowledge on religious site. "Happy to visit Rumtek Monastery".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Must go place Monestary generally are peace lovers place The phones are on silent , no body is shouting out loud ,the prayers chanted are pleasant sound of mumbles The history of this monestary starts somewhere 1960. The view is mind blowing Has a institute n golden stupa too

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