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Private Day Tour in Xining
"At 9:00am your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Then you will be driven to Kumbum Monastery which is 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Xining. Kumbum is one of the six biggest Tibetan Monasteries. The founder of Yellow Hat Sect Tsongkhapa was born and grew up here before he went to Lhasa. You will view the Stupas Teaching Hall...etc. The amazing Butter sculpture exhibition in the monastery will definitely impress you. Afterwards you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Then you will be transferred to Dongguan Mosque in Xining that is the biggest mosque in Xining with traditional Chinese architecture and very different from Arabic style. You guide will take you for a visit at a local market near the mosque where you can see
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Private Tour: Kathmandu Temples from Thamel
"See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley over the course of 6-hours. The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick stone metal and wood scattered throughout it. Start your day with a pick up from your Thamel accommodations by your English-speaking guide. Bhaktapur Durbar Square an old Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley will be the first stop on your journey. Close by is the Golden Gate which leads into Mulchok Court
From $52.00
 
Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour
"In the morning you will be picked up by your driver and private guide in the language of your choice.This tour's first stop is Patan Durbar Square home to the former Patan Royal Family. After exploring this complex including the Krishna Temple and Rudra Varna Mahavihar the Buddhist monastery housing local treasures you will drive to the Swayambhu Stupa. 365 steps lead to the temple. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of Kathmandu and on a clear day far beyond. During the day you will enjoy the included lunch at one of the major tourist sites.Our next stop is Baudhannath Stupa
From $115.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in State of Sikkim

Please Ask for Permission for Photographs!

Many of us get tempted to photographs of local babies and woman but sometimes these innocent people feel the photographs taken by the plain landers may not be auspicious for their babies. So please...
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goutammitra
Apr 06, 2009

Drinking of Chaang or Tumba with the Bhutias.

In Sikkim and not tasted Channg??? Oh yeah, how can I allow that to happen? I did taste the famous drink twice at Lachung at Keysang hotel. It was really very refreshing and energetic drink. I was...
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goutammitra
Mar 24, 2009

Tongba-millet beer

I dont know much about how it is supposed to be enjoyed but i did try sipping few gulps. Tongba is prepared by cooking and fermenting whole grain millet. The millet is then dried; traditionally it is...
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mantru
Nov 21, 2007

tibetan tea

Around these parts its very cold so people drink lots of tea,most people who have not heard of any other tea accept that tea can be with milk and sugar might not like the taste of the buttered tea.But...
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mantru
Nov 21, 2007

Local Traditional Kitchen Tools [2]

This was another form of a grinder. Again, for grinding maize, corn, millet etc.They needed 4 men to carry that huge stone base you see in the picture. The men brought it out of the shed on the left....
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Fudge
Apr 18, 2003

Local traditional Kitchen tools [1]

This area, KEHDI was about 1.5 hrs east of Gangtok. Here we saw this village being coordinated by the organisation (KEHDI) with the locals also holding office. They are interested in building a...
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Fudge
Jan 30, 2003
 
 
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Tailors at the Lallmarket in Gangtok.

At the open air Lallmarket in Gangtok the tailors can make costumes and other clothes on demand.The market is in the centre of Gangtok south of the big Mahatma Ghandi Marg.
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sachara
Jul 04, 2003

Popular Cities in State of Sikkim

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Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India
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Tibet Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India
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Upper Syari, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737102, India
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Deorali Bazaar, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737102, India
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31A National Highway, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India
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Church Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India
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Top 5 State of Sikkim Writers

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"Visit to Nathu La ( Pass) Indo- Chinese Border!"
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"Sikkim, tropical Tibet"
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"Switzerland of the east-North Sikkim"
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"Sikkim`means 'the new house', in Limbu!"
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"The Sikkim Trip"
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