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Chungthang, North Sikkim Overview

A town in North Sikkim, this place is situated at the confluence of Lachen River and Lachung River. A legend has it that Guru Padmasambhabwa visited this town before visiting Tibet in 8th century and left his footprint on a rock where he once rested.

It is miraculous to see that some paddy has grown around the rock as it is almost impossible for paddy to grow in these conditions. It is also believed that Guru Nanak Dev ji visited this place during his trip to China and Tibet. There is a tree in this town which is supposed to be grown at the place where Guru Nanan Dev placed his stick. It is believed that the name Chungthang is derived from Punjabi words Chunga and Sthan which means good place.

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