Guru Padmasambhava Statue
The world’s largest statue (at 118 feet) of the Buddhist Padmasambhava , also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling well) opposite Namchi. It was completed in February 2004. It is also said that the Samdruptse hill is actually a Dormant Volcano. Myths say that the buddhist monks have been going on top of the hill and offering prayers to the volcano to keep it calm.
Source : wikipedia
The foundation stone of the statue is laid by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on 22-10-1997. With the hard efforts of 1000 labourers and scores of experienced engineers and highly skilled architects and sculptures it took nearly three years to complete this awe inspiring and towering statue.
Within the complex, there’s a permanent photo exhibition of archival images from India’s history, including a rare photo of Mahatma Gandhi. The statue of Guru Padmasambhava is visually stunning and therefore is a must visit attraction for any tourists visiting the area.
Visiting hours : 07.00AM to 05.00PM
Entry fee : Rs.10/- For Indians and Rs.50/- for Foreign tourists