行走喜玛拉雅山腳下3國—錫金(5)

第十篇: 錫金首都甘托克Gangtok景点(下)

● 2012年6月14日(星期四) 首都甘托克第三天全日遊

小小甘托克Gangtok,已追赶了一整天的景点,接着又再追赶另一整天的景点。
這个早晨下着微雨…..

甘托克政府手工藝中心

位於甘托克市中心的 Government Institute of Cottage Industry 手工藝中心 (總部) ,錫金政府經營,此處保存了錫金珍貴的傳統藝術及工藝技術的展示區及販售部,傳統圖騰的手工地毯、小型茶几、手工飾品及家具等等的旅遊紀念品。

Drodul Chorten

Drodul Chorten, Gangtok was built under the supervision of the late most Venerable Trulshi Rinpoche after due preparations of 1945-46, in accordance with the prophecy made in 1944 by His Holiness the Dud-Zom Rinpoche. Placed inside the Chorten are a complete mandala set of Dorji Phurpa (Bajra Kilaya), one set of Ka-gyur holy Books, relics, complete ‘Zung” (mantras) and other religious objects. The Chorten is considered to the one of the most important chorten of Sikkim . Around the chorten 108 Mani Lhokor (Prayer Wheels) are installed.  

這座庙内里展览珍贵古老的藏经丶手抄的经文丶古老的经文纸张丶唐卡丶轉经輪…..

Drodul Chorten 附近有一个学院…..Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.
The foundation was laid in 1957 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawarlal in October 1958. Since its establishment NIT has sponsored and promoted research on the religion, history, language, art and culture of the people of the Tibet and a museum of Tibetan iconography and religious art. It has published the Bulletin of Tibetology since 1964 and numerous books over the years. It also contains rate collection of antique like coins, statues, rosaries, antic documents, brass bells, dorjis and thangkas. It has a collection of almost 30,000 volumes on diverse subjects like astrology, philosophy, magic and religion. It also has relics of the monks from the time of Ashoka, example of Lepcha script, masks and ceremonial and sacred objects, such as the kapali, a bowl made from a humane skull, and varku, a flute made from at high bone, The institute also sells a number of religious books on Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a renowned, world wide centre for study of Buddhist Philosophy and region.

The site on which the institute was established was donated by the late Chogyal (king) of Sikkim Sir Tashi Namgyal in memory of his departed son Paljor Namgyal. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14 th Dalai Lama on the 10 th of February 1957 and the institute was declared open by the late Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the 1 st of October 1958 . The building of the institute is an imposing monument and a splendid example of Sikkimese architecture.

The institute is open from 10.00AM to 4.00Pm , Monday to Saturday and is closed on Sunday, second Saturdays and on Government holidays.

這一天的下午,下這座山再上另一座山去参观

途中经过耕地稻田,6月份錫金農夫开始插秧种田了

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery is approximately 24 kms away from Gangtok. It was originally built in 1730 by the 9 th Karmapa but was later destroyed by fire. The present monastery was constructed by Him Holiness, late Gyalwa Karmapa in the 1960’s. The style of the monastery is strictly traditional and the patterned on the lines of the lamaseries of Tibet . His Holinesses Gyalwa Karmapa stayed in the Monastery until the completion of the Dharma Chakra Centre which is 20 minutes uphill walk from the monastery.

Dharma Chakra Centre

Protect the Earth. Live simply. Act with Compassion. Our future depends on it. Re use.Re duce. Re cycle.

Ban Jhakri Falls

Ban Jhakri Falls is about 10-12 kilometers from Gangtok on the way to Ranka. Ban Jhakri Falls is a new sightseeing destination for tourists, its compound spreads on about 2 acres of land. The main attraction of the park is waterfalls, which is about 40 feet long, the force of the falls is quite intense and fun to watch. Other then falls, there are few resting places, a small swimming pool with a dragon, and number of statues of Ban Jhakri, Lyam  Lymay, Mangpas and Lepcha ancestor. The place can be quite crowded during the peak tourist season. It is a good place to spend few hours enjoying the view of water falls and having fun with the statues.

一路奌奌滴滴丶人物風景簡樸

賣餃子的錫金女小贩

穿傳统錫金服装的一对小女孩

賣旅游纪念品的錫金女员工

錫金导游很有愛心,当客人的拐杖

錫金导游与狗

Rumtek 有錫金瑞士之雅称

Rumtek 旅客别墅

乡間住宅

飘渺之雲霧与经幡

乡間小店

路上有隻母鸡

乡間小屋

來自西藏的女小贩(右)

回家路上的母子

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