Another ancient monastery in the Sikkim state, the Pemayangtse Monastery is also one of the prominent Buddhism pilgrimage sites which is located near Pelling around 140 km from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. The monastery was designed and built by the Lama Lhatsun Chempo in the year of 1705 and it was further enlarged and renovated over the time. The Pemayangtse Monastery follows and also controls other monasteries of the Nyingma Order of Tibet Buddhism in Sikkim. The architecture of the monastery astonishes viewers with the wide range of the finest sculptures and wall paintings. The stunning statues near the entrance of the monastery offer a splendid viewing experience. The beautiful picturesque surrounding of the monastery makes it a famous tourist destination.
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