Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Yuksom

Norbugang Park

All aflutter with prayer flags, the Norbugang 'coronation park' is a historic woodland garden containing a small temple, a huge prayer wheel, a chorten containing earth from each corner of Sikkim, and the simple...

Buddhist Monastery in Yuksom

Dubdi Gompa

Said to be Sikkim’s oldest still-functioning monastery, this compact, peaceful gompa is beautifully set in tended gardens on the ridge above Yuksom, with dawn views of white peaks between high green folds of...

Viewpoint in Yuksom

Tashi Tenka

When Yuksom was Sikkim’s capital, a royal palace complex known as Tashi Tenka sat on a ridge to the south of town. Essentially nothing remains, but the 360-degree views from here are superb. Access is through a...

Statue in Yuksom

Yangthang Rinpoche Statue

Just outside Norbugang's south wall, this giant, seated statue-shrine commemorates Lhatsun Chempo's 20th-century 'reincarnation'. Seen from Tashi Tenka, it's one of Yuksom's most striking structures.

Buddhist Site in Yuksom

Mani Hall

Right in the village centre, this unique creation is a glass-walled, templelike building enclosing 18 oversized prayer wheels in two close-packed rows.

Buddhist Monastery in Yuksom

Kathok Wodsalling Gompa

This relatively new gompa, accessed opposite Hotel Tashi Gang, features an impressively stern statue of Guru Padmasambhava.