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PHUNTSOLING

 
     
 

The Gateway to the south, it is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, Phuntsoling is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and culture. Being the frontier town Phuntsoling serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian State of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.

 
     
 

WHAT TO SEE IN PHUNTSOLING:-

 
     
 

KHARBANDI GOMPA
The beautiful monastery situated at an altitude of 1300 ft in garden of tropical plants and flowers was founded in 1967 by Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. The monastery contains painting on the life of Buddha and statues of Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpochee. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view of Phuntsoling town and surrounding plains.

 
     
 

ZANGTHO PELRI
A small temple built in the center of Phuntsoling town, represents the heaven of Guru Rimpochee. On the ground floor there are statues of the eight manifestations of Guru Rimpochee and painting on Buddhas life. Next floor contains eight Bodhisattvas and statues of Avalokiteshwara and Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal while on top floor, the main statue is of Amitabha.