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Sanga Choeling Monastery

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This 17th century monastery, located atop a hill is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. Sanga Choeling, which means “island of esoteric teaching”, was founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo and is around 7 km distance from the Pemayangtse Monastery. Built in Tibetan style of architecture, the monastery can be reached on foot.

Although rebuilt many times over the years the gompa still retains some of its original paintings, accessories and clay statues. Located at higher elevation, the monastery offers panoramic view of the scenic surroundings and the great Himalayas.
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