Phodong

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Phodong
town
Phodong Monastery
Phodong Monastery
Phodong is located in Sikkim
Phodong
Phodong
Location in Sikkim, India
Phodong is located in India
Phodong
Phodong
Phodong (India)
Coordinates: 27°24′30″N 88°34′14″E / 27.40833°N 88.57056°E / 27.40833; 88.57056Coordinates: 27°24′30″N 88°34′14″E / 27.40833°N 88.57056°E / 27.40833; 88.57056
CountryIndia
StateSikkim
DistrictNorth Sikkim
Languages
 • OfficialNepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationSK

Phodong is a town 38 kilometers north of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim in North Sikkim district. Phodong is famous for the "Phodong Monastery"[1] and the "Labrang Monastery" which is situated at a slightly higher altitude than the Phodong Monastery. The main occupation is farming on terraced slopes, though in recent years, tourism has contributed to the economy.

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