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Rumtek Monastery

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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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Awesome processional, beautiful Stupa...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lucinda P
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Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful monastries Sikkim offers. As a foreigner don't forget to take your passport. They control you at the entrance.

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Thank Choden L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The exterior and interior of this monastery were absolutely sublime. You will need to have you passport checked upon entry, so dont forget to bring it along. This was my favorite thing in Gantok!

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Thank AChristineL
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 July 14, 2016

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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Thank Isha B
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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Thank groovysaurabh
New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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Thank Debashree N
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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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