Sanga Choeling Monastery

SANGA CHOELING MONASTERY

Located in the midst of a picturesque setting with fluttering prayer flags and calm environment, Sanga Choeling is a prestigious monastery in Sikkim. It is noted to be one of the oldest and most important Buddhist shrines in Sikkim, besides, it also offers a splendid view of the snow-clad peaks.

Sanga Choeling is said to be built in the year 1697 and the creator of the monastery is Gyalwa Lhatsum Chempo who was the follower of the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside this magnificent monastery, one can witness the ancient wall paintings, statues, unique clay statues and scriptures. There are also other important valuable artifacts stored in the premises of the Sanga Choeling Monastery, which was actually remodelled after a fire incident.

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