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“awesome traditional statues”

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Ranked #9 of 66 things to do in Gangtok
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this institute houses various items of Tibetology culture. we found very interesting aspects which highlighted their culture. there were some awesome statues of their Gods with intricate detailing. would have loved to buy smaller replicas to carry home, but was told that such gods are kept in temples only as per custom.

Thank harihar2017
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"tibetan culture"
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"small museum"
in 19 reviews
"foundation stone"
in 4 reviews
"paintings depicting"
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"on display"
in 14 reviews
"ancient items"
in 3 reviews
"life story"
in 3 reviews
"informative place"
in 3 reviews
"dalai lama"
in 7 reviews
"lord buddha"
in 6 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 3 reviews
"great collection"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
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"main town"
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"entrance fee"
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"no photography"
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"souvenir shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is adjacent to Ropeway and a monastery. there is souvenir shop from where you can buy books published by this institute, stones and other Buddhist artefacts. you will see religious prayer articles made of human skull, femur bone etc. If this institute starts a video show on tibetian Buddhism than it will be excellent. Some old & rare paintings and idols are preserved here. display area is not very big but will take an hour if you want to read all the descriptions. rare thanka paintings are also displayed. different headgears worn by different sect religious heads are also explained.

Thank sanjivkumar2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place has nothing to offer to a normal tourist and is made for highly niche set of tourists who have interest in Tibetology. Avoidable

Thank kumarNandita
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip and close to town, so if your stay in Gangtok is a short one you can and must make it.

Thank AmandaBasaiawmoit
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Small Museum showcasing the practices of Ancient Tibetan culture. there are many books which holds the culture of the people.

Thank Meghana P
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