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Dubdi Monastery, Yuksom

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Dubdi Monastery, occasionally called Yuksom Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism near Yuksom, in the Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district, in northeastern India.
The Chogyar Namgyal established the first monastery known as the Dubdi Monastery in 1701, at Yuksom in Sikkim, which is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, the Khecheopalri Lake, and the Tashiding Monastery.
Established in 1701, it is professed to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim and is located on the top of a hill which is about an hour's walk (3km) from Yuksom. It was also known as the Hermit's Cell after its ascetic founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642. The literal meaning of 'Dubdi' in local language is "the retreat".
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  • What a beautiful old (1701) monastery! A bit of a climb up the usual rocky path to a gorgeous setting. The monastery is open to the public, and very well maintained. Well worth the climb!  more »
  • It was an adventurous trekking to the monastry. The road towards the monastry is very bad with practically no proper road. Our car took us a little closer to the monastry from where we had to climb 33...  more »
  • Very nicely taken care of temple with plenty of colours on a nice tone. Nice people. Quietness. Green and full of flowers, as well.
  • Located on a hilltop above Yuksum and accessible only after a strenuous trek up a steep slope, this monastery thought to have been established after the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal, offers monks splendid isolation from the humdrums of a domesticated, modern life.
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