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Phodong Monastery

Phodong Monastery (or Phodang) is a Buddhist monastery in Sikkim, India. It is located 28 kilometres from Gangtok. It was built in the early 18th century but an older monastery had pre-existed the current one.

9th Karmapa was invited by the king of Sikkim, where he founded three monasteries : Rumtek, the most important monastery of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism,[citation needed] Phodong and Ralang Monastery.....