Coronation Throne of Norbugang signifies the place where crowning of the first Chogyal king - Phuntsog Namgyal took place in the year 1642. Later after the ceremony, a wall like structure was erected and named as Norbugang chorten, which still marks the original site. It is believed that the people who had attended the ceremony offered huge amount of treasures that are still buried beneath the Norbugang Chorten. Including this, the site has the seats of the 3 Lamas and the king; a shrine consisting a huge prayer wheel; a mystic pine tree looming over the chorten and the serene Kathok Lake from where water for coronation was taken. One can also witness the footprints of one of the three lamas, embedded in a rock opposite kings throne. The beautiful garden around this historical site is a rare collection of lot of indigenous trees and plants. The visitors stay here for a while on this quaint piece of land and stroll in silence.
What To Do And See
Astoundingly beautiful Yuksom is a hub of Buddhist pilgrims. There are many monasteries near to the Coronation Throne of Norbugang that can be visited such as Dubdi Monastery, Kartok Monastery and Tashiding Monastery. Another religiously as well as historically significant spot is Tashi Tenka; Just a land now where once Sikkim’s royal palace complex was built, is blessed with the vista of different aspects of nature. Khangchendzonga National Park comes as a refreshing retreat to have the glimpses of unexplored wildlife.
Best Time To Visit
The weather is pleasant during the months from March to May which can be considered as the best time to visit the Coronation Throne of Norbugang.
Coronation Throne of Norbugang is about 20 minutes walk from the main Yuksom Market. One can reach Yuksom by taking a shared Jeep / Taxi / SSRTC Buses from Geyzing (39 km / 1 hour 48 min) or from Pelling (40 km/ 1 hour 39 min). Private taxis are also available if one wants to explore the beauty of the nearby destinations on their own.