If you ever visit Sikkim, you may not want to miss out Lachung. Whether you want a soul-searching experience or an off-beat adventure, Lachung has got it all. If only words could do justice on this breathtaking clean village – be it trekking, strolling around, taking photographs or just sit back and relax with a cup of tea and book — simply immerse in the breathtaking views!
An overview of the spectacular Lachung village in Sikkim
When you’re there, do not forget to visit the famous Samten Choling monastery. This monastery is known to be one of the hot-spots for tourists seeking peace and quiet for decades. It is said that over a century ago, Lachung was a popular spot for spiritual practices. The Samten Choling monastery in Lachung dates back to 1850. As per Chinese astrology, it was built in the year of the metal dog and this holds much religious significance. Buddhist worshipers who visit the monastery are said to be blessed with happiness and inner prosperity after doing so.
In 1930, the monastery received many interesting additions such as a sculpture of Buddha, a sculpture of a Guru, a sculpture of Chenrezig, and Kangyur and Tengyur Texts. These were brought from Tibet in order to help spread Buddhism in the region. In 1983, the monastery was restored and transformed by the Lamas. As a result of this renovation, the monastery hosts all the major ceremonies in the region.
So, if you ever get the chance to visit Sikkim, be sure to visit this famous Samten Choling monastery.
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