Phodong Sikkim India
The Phodong Gompa, 37km north of Gangtok, belongs to the Kagyu-pa order, the same order as the monastery in Rumtek. It is located high above the main road offering good views of the area. The monastery was founded in 1740 but the building that stands there at present is fairly recent. About fifty monks live here and across from the gompa is a community of nuns who also belong to the Kagyu-pa order.