One of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim, the Sang Choling Monastery has been built according to the Tibetan style of architecture. It houses several ancient paintings, accessories and clay statues, which date back to the 17th century. The monastery is an important site of the heritage circuit for Buddhist devotees and was built in 1697 by Lama Lhatsun Chempo. It is believed that secret mantras (guhyamantra) were taught here in ancient times. Situated amidst a picturesque backdrop of the Great Himalayas, the monastery also provides spectacular natural views. Entry to it is restricted to men and no one apart from the members of the Bhutia and Lepcha communities is allowed in the inner sanctum. Another attraction is a 300-year-old crematorium located nearby.

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