Sikkim’s ancient monasteries, culture, and traditions are evidence of its diversified and rich legacy. The state is home to some stunning monasteries that are decorated in golden and scarlet colours and contain artefacts from Sikkim’s wealthy past. The colourful and fascinating cultural legacy of Sikkim, which has been passed down from generation to generation, compels one to learn about it. Sikkim is most proud of its extensive natural heritage. We can call it a paradise for nature lovers because of the Himalayas, alpine lakes and meadows, waterfalls, and glaciers.
Beginning with the Dubdi Monastery and continuing to the Rabdentse Ruins, which served as the second capital of the ancient kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814, Sikkim’s history is an important part of the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. Major heritage sites in Sikkim include the following:
Yuksom Monastery is another name for the Nigyam sect of Tibetan Buddhism’s Dubdi Monastery, which is located close to Yuksom. This monastery, built by the Chogyar Namgyal perhaps in 1642 or 1701, is linked to the development of the state. The main heritage tourism destination in the state is Dubdi Monastery, which is perched on a hill in Yuksom Village and claims to be the first and oldest monastery in Sikkim.
According to ancient records, Chadok Namgyal, the son of Phuntsog Namgyal, built them for the first time in 1670. The Gurkha force that arrived to attack the area left the city in ruins, which the Archaeological Survey of India has officially classified as being of national importance. The Khangchendzonga ranges can be seen from this ancient capital’s vantage point in a spellbinding manner. Pemayangtse Monastery: Pemayangtse Monastery is one of Sikkim’s oldest monasteries, with views of the Himalayan Mountains, the surrounding hills, and the surrounding countryside.
Pemayangtse Monastery is one of Sikkim’s oldest monasteries, with views of the Himalayan Mountains, the surrounding hills, and the surrounding countryside. One of Sikkim’s most famous lamas, Lhatsun Chempo, who presided over the consecration of the first Chogyal of Sikkim, founded this well-known Buddhist cultural monument.
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