West Sikkim is home to the famous Pemayangtse Monastery, the second oldest in Sikkim. The name Pemayangtse means something like "Perfect and Sublime Lotus". It is around 300 years old and the visit is a must for travelers and Buddhists in Sikkim as its rich architecture reflects the firm beliefs of Buddhist followers. The three-story main building has many statues of saints and rinpoches, including Padmasambhava. and also has ancient writings.
The main prayer hall is decorated with paintings and the doors and windows are beautifully painted in traditional Tibetan design.