Settled around 111 km away from west Gangtok, Pemayangtse Gompa in Pemayangtse town is one of the most important and notable tourist spots in Sikkim. The striking gompa was put up by Lama Lhatsun Chempo, mainly for ‘ta-sang’ lamas; the purest of monks.
Pemayangtse Gompa in Gangtok boasts of several ancient Buddhist antique idols, scriptures and sculptures. The prime highlight of the monastery is a seven-tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace, Santoplari. The structure is there on the first floor of monastery and it took around five years to finish it single handed by Late Dungzin Rimpoche.
Moreover, the Chaam, monk dance is held on 28th and 29th day of the 12th month of Tibetan Lunar calendar. Dressed-up in beautiful outfits, lamas also take part in Chaam to represent the Mahakala and Guru Drag-damar.