Namdroling Monastery information
Bylakuppe's highlight is the Namdroling Monastery , home to the jaw-droppingly spectacular Golden Temple , presided over by an 18m-high gold-plated Buddha. The temple is at its dramatic best when school is in session and it rings out with gongs, drums and chanting of hundreds of young novices. You’re welcome to sit and meditate; look for the small blue guest cushions lying around. The Zangdogpalri Temple , a similarly ornate affair, is next door.