Pedong lies 20 km east of Kalimpong on the way to Lava at an altitude of 1,240 metres (4.071 feet). The town, which is located on a ridge, commands a panoramic view of the Khangchendzonga and the other Himalayan peaks. Pedong lies on the historic Silk Road that connects India to Lhasa via the Jelepla Pass. Near Pedong are the ruins of Damsang Gadi, a historical fort built in 1690 AD by the Lepchas, The seat of Great king Gyabo Achuk. This Fort in later days was used to ward off the British East India Company during the Anglo Bhutanese war. Another highlight of the town is the Cross Hill, placed by priest Fr. Augustine Desgodins in 1882 AD on his way to Tibet. Sangchen Dorjee Monastery is one of the oldest monastery in Pedong-Kalimpong region and was built during the Bhutanese rule. This Monastery was established around the early 1700 AD.
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