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5 Interesting Facts About Pedong You Did Not Know

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If you are looking for something new, something different, something authentic then this is the place to be. Pedong is a beautiful mix of history, culture and nature where a traveler can have a genuine experience.

5 Interesting Facts About Pedong You Did Not Know:

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1. Damsang Gadi is the the only fort in the entire district of Darjeeling

Damsang Gadi is the the only fort in the entire district of Darjeeling
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The ruins of Damsang Gadi is a historical fort built in 1690 AD by the Lepchas, the originals. It was home to the last Lepcha King, Gyabo Achuk. Derrick d almeida tells HolidayIQ: "The place is fantastic with greenery and spring water all round. The people are friendly and helpful."

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2. The Cross Hill is still expecting the evangelists to return

The Cross Hill is still expecting the evangelists to return
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In the Tibet Mission a lot of Evangelists lost their lives or never came back from Tibet. Fr. Augustine Desgodins in due memory of them erected a cross at a vantage point facing Tibet with a hope that someday they might return. 

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3. Sangchen Dorjee Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries

Sangchen Dorjee Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries
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This monastery was built during the Bhutanese rule and was established around the early 1700 AD. Gumpha Dance or the Buddhist Mask dance is also held here annually. Saikat Hazra tells HolidayIQ: "Even monsoon here is very romantic and loved by a lot of people."

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4. A catastrophic fire broke out in Pedong on 28 January 2015

A catastrophic fire broke out in Pedong on 28 January 2015
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Around 17 houses were completely destroyed by the fire. Many locals have glorified the heroic acts of two brothers, Mr. Lobsang and Dawa Bhutia in the rescue mission, both of whom are residents of Pedong.

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5. Pedong is best known for bird watching

Pedong is best known for bird watching
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Various species of Himalayan and lowland birds can be seen around PedongMitesh Desai tells HolidayIQ: "Most amazing things were variety of flowers and how amazingly they even grow on roadsides effortlessly."

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