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Places to stay near Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Reviews • 4
2) Namgyal Institute of TibetologyIt is a Tibet Museum founded on 1957 . All collectives , Cultures can be found here. Very good Place. Unfortunately Taking pictures not allowed.
The next day I went to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. I learnt about religion, history and the rich Tibetan culture. I was amazed at the simple, yet powerful ways of these people.
After Rumtek I proceeded to NAMGYAL INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY. An interesting place about which I have read a lot. I was eager to explore this place. After entering the museum I was stunned seeing the interior wall hanged paintings. They were masterpiece I would say. The museum consists of variety of arts along with historic manuscripts and some precious items. Completing my visit there I headed to Do-Drul Chorten. Do-Drul Chorten is a large and impressive stupa constructed in 1945. Thereafter I went to flower park and ridge park. After having my lunch I headed to Hanuman Tok. In trip adviser a guy has written about Hanuman Tok that 'If you have not visited Hanuman Tok , your trip to Gangtok is mere incomplete.' His statement made me to keep this place a must see in my list. It was well out of city on a mountain top. The road was typical zig-zag way and not many visitors make it there. On reaching there I realized, this is the place I was in search of. Absolute silence, chill breeze and lush greenery. The temple is maintained by Indian Army. My view of Kanchenjunga was blocked due to heavy clouding. I spent almost an hour there alone. On my way back I visited Ganesh Tok which was on my way to last point Enchey Monastery. Enchey Monastery is a two hundred year old monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibet Buddhism located just above the town. The either side of the compound wall to the monastery has prayer bells. DAY 3: NATHU LA AND TSOMGO LAKE
A lot of Tibetans have made Sikkim their home. I think I encountered more Tibetan refugees than locals here. And, therefore you can find traces of the Tibetan culture here. If say all of it is accumulated in one place, it is here the Institute of Tibetology. The main attraction is of course the museum, that explains the history and the practice of Tibetan Buddhism perfectly to someone who knows nothing about it.