Located on the top of Durpin Hill, hence the common name Durpin Monastery (or the Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Gompa) was consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1976. The monastery holds all 108 volumes of the Kunguyar, which were carried here during the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
The architecture of the Gompa is typically Buddhist as are the interiors of the monastery. Paintings adorn the walls while prayer wheels are placed on the outside all around the main building. The view from the first floor of the monastery is breathtaking – you can see the town of Kalimpong, the majestic Himalaya Range and the surrounding hills. A very serene and tranquil place, the monastery attracts both devotees and tourists alike.