Pemayangtse Buddhist monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim near Pelling. Pemayangtse Monastery is around 110 kms from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. It is popular for ancient manuscripts and scriptures in halls as well as pillars and wood work. Pemayangtse is an almost 300 years old monastery which offers a surreal experience and calmness for visitors. The monastery houses a good collection of wall paintings, sculptures, precious images, thangkas (scroll paintings) and a huge gold plated statue of Guru Padmasambhava. The doors and windows are beautifully painted with Tibetan design and also consist of idols and statues. March to June and October to December is the best period to visit the place.