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1Labrang Monastery
Labrang Monastery

Ralston: The monastery houses a Buddhist museum with a large collection of Buddha statues, sutras and murals. A 50 feet-high golden statue of Buddha used to be there in the Tibet Mall. Just below the road, between Phodang and Labrang Monastery, are the ruins of Tumlong, which is another attraction in the north district. 

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Sagar more

Sagar more4.6/5

15 reviews

Excellent

It was good experience to me. I have stay there for two days both days were good. Hotel rooms were good room service also nice but only destination was somewhat in city which I want outside city. But hotel was good reception was also very good. It was very good hotel and the site was very near to bus stand and some hotels were also very near to lodge.

Swat

Swat3.9/5

3 reviews

A peaceful and reconnected place

Mangan is a good stop gap on way to and Sikkim, peaceful and well connected. The Plantars Home is the best hotel there and I would recommend all travelers to and Sikkim to break journey there instead of Gangtok as it is on the way . A good rest and breakfast before one moves on to Lachen and Gurudongmer.

Mangan Overview

Mangan is a beautiful town situated in North Sikkim, in the state of Sikkim. The town is located at an average elevation of about 956 metres and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It is the headquarters of North Sikkim District.

The history of the region dates back to the 9th century when Guru Rinpoche blessed Mangan with Buddhism. History states that this small town was the entrance to the Tibetan Plateau. The region was also invaded by the Bhutanese, which was later conquered by the Chinese Qing Dynasty. Down the ages this flower valley was famous for its water wheels with bells.

Two-thirds of the natives of this place belong to the Nepalese community and follow Hinduism, while the others follow Buddhism. Even now, Lepchas follow traditions and customs, which force them to believe that Shamans and spirits can prevent illness and have control over various religious ceremonies.

The Bhutias of Sikkim follow Buddhism and are responsible for transforming Lepchas into Mahayana Buddhism. Phanglhapsol is the major festival celebrated in the district with joy and zeal. Various face mask dancers perform to devote their prayers to Kanchenjunga, the prime deity of the destination.

Yumthang Valley is the prominent sightseeing attraction of the town. Being located at an average elevation of around 3,575 metres, the valley provides beautiful views of the surroundings. Another prominent attraction of the town is the Labrang Monastery that was constructed in 1814 and is one of the oldest monasteries in India. Tourists travelling to Mangan can also visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which houses more than forty species of endangered plants.

Travellers can reach Mangan through air, rail and road transport. The nearest airport to the destination is Bagdogra Airport, which is located at a distance of 124 km from the town. Siliguri is the nearest railway station and is situated at a distance of about 114 km from the town. Well connected to Gangtok by metalled roads, Mangan can also be reached by buses and shared jeeps.

The best time to visit Mangan is during mid-February to May and mid-September to December. Nature is at its best during these seasons and offers beautiful scenic views and climate for exploring the town.

Photos of Mangan

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan

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Ankur P

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan

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Ankur P

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan

Photo by

Ankur P

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan

Photo by

Ankur P

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mangan

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