The second oldest monastery of Sikkim, Pemayangtse is the hub of religious activities of the Buddhists. Elevated at a height of 2085 meters, Pemayangtse Monastery is located at a distance of 6 kilometers from Geyzing and built by Lhatsun Chempo. Today it is a leading monastery of Sikkim where a lot of religious activities of the monarchs take place. The striking environs affix to the spiritual ambiance of Pemayangtse Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery includes a rare collection of ancient Buddhist antique idols, carvings, scriptures and sculptures. Figure of 'Sangthopalri' or Heaven that is imaginatively sculpted on wood by Dungzin Rimpoche is the main focus of the monastery for which millions of travelers visit this monastery.
The monastery is renowned as the premier Buddhist monasteries of Sikkim where tourists from all over the sphere pour in to pay a visit. The monastery gets its religious sustenance from the Mindoling Monastery, located in central Tibet. The main hall of the monastery dwells religious idols and priceless antiques. Wooden sculptures festoon the top floor of the monastery. Today the monastery is at the central tip of the Nyingamapa sect, a Tantrik sect of Buddhists.
How to reach Pemayangtse
The Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, located at a short distance from Pemayangtse.
The nearest railway station is at Siliguri or the New Jalpaiguri railway station, from Pemayangtse.
Pemayangtse is well connected to Pelling by road, and thus connected smoothly to Gangtok and other important parts of the state.
Prior Buddhist Sites in Sikkim