Rinchenpong is well known for Kanchenjunga and the awesome mountainviews (assuming the skies are clear) from almost every part of the town. But Rinchenpong also have other interesting tourist attractions. Walking is the only option to explore Rinchenpong.
Poison Pokhri: A small and almost dry pond, nothing spectacular apart from its historical significance.
Rinchenpong Monastery: Built in 1717 it houses a rare Ati Buddha idol in Yub - yum position, where a lady embraces a meditating Buddha.
Resume Monastery: Reached by a long flight of stone stairs. A small monastery nothing much spectacular but offers the best view of Kanchenjunga from Rinchenpong.
Traditional Lepcha House: Lepchas are the original inhabitants of Sikkim. Lepcha house gives an insight into Lepcha lives. It also doubles up as a Lapcha artifact shop.
Rabindra Smiriti Van: An afferestion program of the Sikkim forest department it is a nature park ideal for short walks.
Maggi Dara: Houses a newly constructed Monastery housing some high quality wall paintings.
Shrijanga Temple: About 8 km from Rinchenpong , the Shrijanga Temple site is a common picnic spot for the locals. The Limbu tribe of Sikkim worship at this temple. A waterfall nearby adds to the beauty of the place.
The Rhododendron sanctuary near Rinchenpong also attracts a number of tourists especially during the summer month of April when the flowers are in full bloom.
Rinchenpong is located About 133 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim Rinchenpong is the latest addition to the tourist map of Sikkim. Located in West Sikkim it offers an interesting mix of nature and history.
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