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Rabdantse Ruins - The Rabdantse ruins is situated close to Pemayangtse Monastery. Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814 and was destroyed by the frequent invading Nepalese army. The left over is the ruins of the palace and the chortens and has turned to an archeological site. It can be reached by a short walk from Pelling or Pemayangtse Monastery. The ruins can easily be reached by a trek through a two kilometer path amidst the forest that starts from Pemayangtse. Rabdentse was known as the second capital of Sikkim after Yuksom and before the present capital city of Gangtok. The palace was desolated and ravages of time turned the royal capital into ruins and among the remains are the three standing stones called as “Namphogang” the judgment seat of the judges from where judgments were pronounced during the days of the king's reign. It is located in West Sikkim district near Pelling. As present the ruins of this ex - capital remains as a tourist attraction and as an archeological site reminding the royal place. One can reach the top of the monument and witness the picturesque sight of the valley to the great heights of Khangchendzonga. The view is incredible and the striking landscape becomes a memorable part of ones reminiscences.
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