Lingthem Gonpa “Chophel Dargyeling” (1857 A.D)
Lingthem ‘Chophel Dargyeling’ Monastery was established by an area Lepcha Buddhist in 1857 A.D. as a branch monastery of Pemayangtse Monastery , West Sikkim, during the reign of Chhogyal Tsugphud Namgyal (1793- 1863). The old structure was damaged by an earthquake and its rebuilding started in 1989 with the financial assistance from Culture department and is now almost complete. The Monastery functions all the major festivals with annual mask dance.
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