Pemayangtse Monastery: Planned, designed and founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim, also the most famous in West Sikkim. Pemayangtse Monastery follows the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism and controls all other monasteries of that Order in Sikkim. The monks of this monastery are normally chosen from the Bhutias of Sikkim.Dizzyingly coloured, the two story structure is shrouded by an atmosphere of peace and serenity. The omnipresent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the monastery confines enhances and exemplifies the pious environment of the monastery. Esoteric rhythms of Lamas chanting prayers from century old scriptures lends an even more mystical charm to the place.