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... We risked the frontal crash in a curve with a car that we dodged for a few millimeters.The monastery is interesting and colourful, there are two main huge buildings, one with the prayer hall and the other that guests a golden stupa. I labored to find a way to return to Gangtok as to go there are plenty of jeeps, for only 0.70 euro, but to return, perhaps after 2 pm there was any, so I had to take two taxis, spending just two Euros in all over.Again in my hotel room, I ...
... we had to go to lachung first.
Lachung is a town in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district and is near the border with Tibet. Lachung is at an elevation of about 9,600 ft so there are chances you might feel a lil shortness of breath. To avoid this keep your body properly hydrated. This place is at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung Rivers, tributaries of the pristine ...
... disappointment, there was still plenty for us to see around Gangtok.
We started with the Flower Exhibition (a seemingly permanent establishment), which had some nice orchids but was generally pretty uninteresting, and across the road was White Hall, which seems to be famous only because it was built by the British, but is otherwise just a big white building.
Enchey Monastery was our next visit, which is a very big monastery, with buddhist flags ...
... but we made our way around & a man tending the grounds said we could enter. The doors were locked, but it was really cool & weathered looking from the outside. There were a bunch of dogs enjoying the peaceful grounds as well.
Next we started walking aimlessly, & saw a monkey. We walked up the hill toward it, & every time I got close enough for a picture, it moved out of view. At the top we realized it wasn't just one monkey, but actually a ...
... under the stairs of the hotel. Tissues in hand off I went in trepidation !
Its quite a skill trying to lower your trousers without letting the hems drag on the wet floor. On the way out the floor was very slippy and I almost went over , now that wouldnt have been so good for the next 10 hours !!
Just before getting on the bus a man came upto us and sat on the floor in front of us , I presume begging , we havent seen that many beggars , there are ...