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Ghoom Monastery

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Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghoom at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) in the monastery. It contains images of Buddha's disciples, Chenrezi and Chongapa. It was built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. It is a popular visit option for all tourists.

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Monastery (Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism)

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