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Address: Ghum, Darjeeling, India
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Beautiful Buddist temple

The temple doesn't look much from the outside, but the inside is stunning, with fabulously painted walls featuring gods and Buddhas. You could have your picture taken with a monk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom

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

This is close to the Tiger Hills. All tour packages will cover Tiger Hills, Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Most people visit this place during early morning

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after Tiger hill and it was good to have the experience of monastery. The serene environment and peaceful surrounding attracted most of the people visited the place. I purchased a solar good luck from the monastery.

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

There are much better ways to spend your time. It's just that this monastery comes in the loop in the day trips for tourists. You could however buy stuff from the local vendors to promote local craftsmen.

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple doesn't look much from the outside, but the inside is stunning, with fabulously painted walls featuring gods and Buddhas. You could have your picture taken with a monk next to the prayer wheels, but he was wearing a fleece which kind of took away from what I was expecting.Probably a bit mean as it was cold!

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Thank Lozamagoza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique temple I ever seen . Big Buddha statue and lots of paintings. Buy souvenirers there that's cheaper.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One from the oldest Monastery, peaceful place. As it is the oldest you will not find great infrastructure here, but yes definitely a rich culture. There were not many tourist when we visited the place, from Darjeeling main city we went till Ghoom by a public transport jeep 10 Rs per person.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Well worth visiting this living non commercial monastery which maintains its independence in a quiet corner of town.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This would be one of the oldest Monastery we have and a must visit, its very near to the Ghoom train station and a peaceful place to visit and spend time.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Said to be the oldest monastery in Darjeeling, the Ghoom Monastery is a place where one finds solace. Pity it is so crowded with tourists who are constantly clicking pics that the place looses its charm of being a place of worship where serenity prevails. I would love to go once again but when not crowded so that I can... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The monastery itself is not very big or exceptional. But, this is the oldest Tibetan buddhist monastery in Darjeeling and it is a must visit for this very reason.

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