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The ancient Pemayangtse monastery dates back to 1705. This is a three-storied structure and includes Buddhist teachings in contrasting colorful patterns. It belongs to the Nyingma-pa sect of Buddhism. Pemayangtse literally means ‘Perfect Sublime Lotus’. Don’t miss the ‘Cham’ dance if you are here during January.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Chenrezig Statue

Chenrezig Statue – Near the Sang Cheoling Monastery is the statue of Chenrezig the four armed earthly manifestation of Self Born Amitava Buddha.  To reach this statue one has to climb 170 steps and walk across the raised glass Skywalk. The place is open for public throughout the day and is approx 40 min drive from Pemayangtse.

Sang Cheoling Monastery

Sang Cheoling Monastery – This monastery is claimed to have founded by Lama Lhatsun Chhenpo during the reign of first King Phuntsog Namgyal (1604-1670). On the first floor of the monastery the Naychu Lhakhang containing statues made by Lama Lhatsun Chenpo, they are Buddha Amitabha, Guru Tsokye Dorje , Chukchi Shay. This is the only Lhakhang which contains the statues of the local guardian deities of various 'Nay' or pilgrim/ sacred sites of Sikkim made by Lhatsun Chenpo himself. Among them is a statue of Thekong Mon Salong, the great Lepcha Chief who was also a powerful Bongthim (Shamman).

Darap Village

Darap Village – This village is one of the few places which could still be called offbeat where the visitor can escape from the crowded touristic places. The word Darap is originated from the limbo word ’Tan-lop’ which literally means a plain or even land. It is located just 8 km from Pelling on the way to Khecheopelri and Yuksam. The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas live in harmony.

Rimbi Water fall

Rimbi Water fall – A perennial waterfall near the village of Darap, is one of the biggest waterfalls in the region a must stopover for all nature lovers.

  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101