Category: Temples

Sikkim….Rumtek Monastery

Continuing with my Sikkim journey: No trip to Sikkim is complete without visiting Buddhist Monastries, there are supposedly 200 of them, enveloping the state in an aura of mysticism and religiosity. The vibrant, aesthetically crafted Tibetan-Buddhist Rumtek Monastery is on our map of architectural wonders of Sikkim. Rumtek, nestled on the hills opposite Gangtok, stands…

Fei lai Feng, or ‘the Peak that Flew Hither’

Fei lai Feng, or ‘the Peak that Flew Hither’, on way to Lingyin Temple, northwest of Hangzhou, is a limestone peak with caves, exquisite ancient Buddha statues set amidst verdant greenery and gurgling streams. The skill and graceful detailing of Buddha statues carved in various sizes and poses, especially of Maitreya or Laughing Buddh, are a pleasure to…