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    Places to Visit in Legship

    Legship is a prominent small town located in the West Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. While it may not be as well-known as some of the larger tourist destinations in the region, it does offer a few attractions worth exploring. These are some of the notable attractions near Legship that you can explore during your visit. Additionally, the town itself greets its visitors warmly and provides interesting glimpses of local life, with colorful markets, small eateries, and gives an opportunity to interact with the friendly locals. Soak in the natural beauty of the Eastern Himalayas and relax amidst the folds of mountains. Legship might not be hep-and-happening in the modern sense of the term, but it has a distinct beauty of its own and thrill of its own.

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    Rinchenpong Monastery

    Rinchenpong Monastery

    Rinchenpong Monastery is located about 12 km from Legship and is a serene Buddhist monastery located in enigmatic and charming scenic natural surroundings. It is known for its intricate architecture and peaceful ambiance, offering visitors an exclusive opportunity to experience the spiritual aspects of Sikkim. This unique monastery was established in 1730 by the Ngadakpa Lama in this village by the same name, Rinchenpong. It is very distinguished on account of being the third oldest monastery in Sikkim. The monastery is the house to a rare avatar of Buddha, known as, Ati Buddha or Adi Buddha, a statue in the Yab-Yum. Also called the Primordial Buddha, this facet of Buddha is said to be the true Buddha, symbolically represented as a naked Buddha in blue while in meditation in a position of embracing a woman. The power of union of the male and female has been highlighted through this form.

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    Reshi Hot Springs

    Reshi Hot Springs

    Situated around 20 km from Legship, Reshi Hot Springs is a natural hot water spring and entices visitors with the lure of its therapeutic properties. The water is rich in minerals and is believed to have medicinal benefits and attracts visitors seeking relaxation and healing. The sulphur content is intensely effective in curing all kinds of skin ailments. The spring site is quite easily accessible, through a downhill drive of an hour in the direction of the Rangit River valley.

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    Ralong Monastery

    Ralong Monastery

    Ralong Monastery is located around 35 km from Legship and is considered a very important Buddhist monastery belonging to the Kagyu sect of Buddhism. The monastery offers beatific views of the surrounding hills creating everlasting memories and is the house of gorgeous wall paintings and thangkas.

    Temi Tea Garden

    Temi Tea Garden

    The world-famous Temi Tea Garden is located about 25 km from Legship and is the only tea estate in Sikkim. It is one of the most picturesque tea gardens of the location. Set against the backdrop of the looming and towering presence of the enigmatic Himalayas, the garden offers scenic views amidst a serene atmosphere. It will take you through a fairytale journey of watching and learning about tea production. The garden is a special attraction for all tea connoisseurs.

    Singshore Bridge

    Singshore Bridge

    The Singshore Bridge is situated around 30 km from Legship and at a very high altitude. It is in fact the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second-highest bridge across a gorge in Asia. It offers spectacular views of the valleys far below and excites the imagination and thrill of all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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