Pemayangtse Monastery, Pelling


Occupying a small section of beauty at the higher end of western Sikkim, a renowned monastery of Pemayangtse is located. The word Pemayangtse means ‘Perfect Sublime Lotus’ and it is a famous tourist attraction and widely visited by many travelers all year round. With a mere distance of 2 kilometers from Pelling, this attraction is an easy walk. You can unravel Sikkim’s prime beauty by visiting during the spring-summer season when the sky clears. This is so, as you can not only enjoy the holistic site but also witness the enthralling beauty of the Himalayas as well.

Pemayangtse Monastery offers a meditative environment quietly set amidst woods. It gives a perfect place to relax in solitary and listen to the sounds of nature as you explore this second oldest monastery of Sikkim. Being around 300 years old, it is a must-visit place as it offers the reflection of the rich architecture and the unwavering faith of the Buddhist followers. This three-storied building has many statues of saints and Rinpoches, including Padmasambhava (Lotus Born). It also has several antique idols and scriptures. The main prayer hall is decorated with paintings and also the doors and windows are beautifully painted in traditional Tibetan design. The ruins of Rabdantse can also be witnessed from Pemayangtse Monastery.

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Getting There

Pemayangtse Monastery is located near Pelling which is about 2 kilometers and 110 kilometers from the capital city, Gangtok. Plenty of taxi services can be available from these places.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Monastery is from March to June.

Things to Do & See in Pemayangtse Monastery, Pelling

This Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Here, you can witness the ancient manuscripts and scriptures in halls as well as pillars and woodwork. You can also see the Rabdentse ruins. This place radiates with spirituality, you can simply delve into the calmness of the place and admire the Pemayangtse Monastery.

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Khushi Anand

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