行走喜玛拉雅山腳下3國—錫金(4)

第九篇: 錫金首都甘托克Gangtok景点(中)

甘托克城市花园地带

甘托克的 Ridge Park 為錫金首長办公大楼与官邸所在地,這地方绿意盎然~~~绿色竹林丶绿色屋頂丶绿色花草,一片心旷神怡的绿色,有另一個美麗的名稱叫做 Mintokgang 是<戴著花冠的山頂>的意思,這座美麗的偌大公園,一年四季總是花團錦簇美不勝收。
每年春季,附近的花奔展览馆都会舉辦蘭花展,而花奔展览馆常年开放,是旅游一个景奌,也是当地市民一个赏花好去处。
Few kilometers above the M.G marg of Gangtok, is a small stretch of plain called Ridge, the park was recently renamed to “Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Park”. The park has small fountain and a pagoda type resting place. It is a good place to relax and read books. Just below is White Hall and Flower Exhibition center, and just above the traffic point is Mintogang, the official residence of Chief Minister of Sikkim. Mintogang in English means “blossomed crowned hilltop”.


Flower Exhibition Centre is a modest sized flower nursery, just below Ridge garden. Here you can find many varieties of Orchids and other flowers most of the year, but best time to visit this place is around April-May (spring season), when they gather and showcase fresh varieties of orchids and other flowers from around the state. If you are a flower lover and have little time, then it’s worth peeping inside and explore the varieties of high quality orchids of Sikkim. Outside exhibition centre on the corner, visitors can buy various seeds of plants and orchids.

White Hall 錫金白宫

Ridge Park內還有另一個遊客喜愛的景點White Hall,建於西元1932年的White Hall 是一個兩層樓的建築,簡單高尚的英式風格在百花齊放的公園中成為遊客欣賞的焦點,建築內部有官員俱樂部與羽毛球場,這建築的名稱來自於建築本身全白的顏色與建造的緣起,為了紀念第一位政府官員Claude White而命名之。
White Hall was built in memory of first Political officer of Sikkim , Claude White in 1932. White hall is a small two storied building and has typical British architecture, all the important functions used to held in this hall, till the 1960.

Enchey Monastery


Enchey Monastery(the Solitary temple) , Lama Durptob Karpo is said to have flown in here from Mainam Hill more than 200 years ago and he built a small hermitage at the spot of Enchey monastery. In 1901 during the regin of Sidkong Tulku, a monastery was built in the form of a Chinese Pagoda. It belongs to Nyingmapa order.The monastery is 2 kilometers away from the main Gangtok town, near Telecom tower. The main Puja is held here every year on the 18th and 19th day of the 12th month of Tibetan Calender.



下坡去M.G.Marg 和Lall Bazar

Lall Bazaar

Lal Bazaar : is located just below M.G marg is another local market. Lal-Bazaar starts immediately when you step on a long stairs leading downwards, the whole area consists of small size shops and saloons, it is more like a flea market. Just when you reach Denzong Cinema Hall, the famous movie hall, next to it is a newly constructed building called Kanchenjunga Shopping Plaza. Which used to be the main Lal-Bazaar of Gangtok. This market was first built in 1956, named after J. Lal, a Dewan of the Chogyal. It was recently renovated and renamed to “Kanchenjunga Shopping Plaza”. The 1st and 2nd floors of the building are entirely vegetable shop. 2nd and 3rd floors have many small clothing shops where you can get inexpensive cloths, from jeans, shirts, bags, shoes and more.

拉勒集市Lal Bazaar,在M.G. Marg附近,一个售賣本地蔬菜瓜果香料的集市。

M.G.Marg 步行街

M.G. Marg is newly renovated street of Gangtok, and only pedestrian zone in town, where a visitor can bring children, relax, take photographs and go shopping. M.G. Marg is remains the main market of Gangtok. Government decision to renovate the street has been a success, it has definitely added charm to this place, M.G. marg now looks more relaxing and refreshing. Almost all the major Shops, Hotels, Restaurants are here in M.G. Marg. it is also one busy place in mid day time. If you are lucky enough, you could get to see some cultural programs happening in the street.

甘托克建於山間兩河流交會處,海拔約1780公尺,面積約15平方公里,城市居民約五萬人。
小小的甘托克市區僅有一條主街M.G. Marg 説是最熱鬧的商業區,因为那里地势較平坦,商店賣流行的服飾精品,雜貨古玩,名牌衣物鞋子褲襪,傳统理发店,來自中国的装饰品…..那里林立許多酒店咖啡厅,那里具特別的風貌,可以去購物也可以去散步,坐在那里可以略懂锡金人民的生活概况。

錫金政府為了標榜甘托克是個真正的綠色城市,計劃把整個山城都漆成綠色,在M.G. Marg 兩旁見到的建築物已经漆上綠色的油漆!

小小甘托克Gangtok,一天之内,也可以趕那么多景点参观。

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