Phodong Monastery is around 28 kilometers from Gangtok. It is a monastery built in the 18th century. There are as many as 260 monks in the monastery. Additionally, there is a great collection of ancient murals. It is amongst the six most important monasteries in Sikkim. It is set at a height of approximately 4500 ft. Primarily; the original structure was destroyed in the earthquake. It was rebuilt in 1977 with the help of government funds. There is a wonderful festival which takes place in the monastery. There is a special dance performed which is the Chaam Dance. Along with this there are spiritual rituals which take place. It is among the most scintillating monasteries in Sikkim. Tourists who visit Gangtok should definitely pay a visit to this beauty. Make sure you book a package to Gangtok at the earliest. Additionally, purify your souls by visiting this monastery at the earliest.

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