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tsuklakhang chapel, with tibetan women circulating, carrying prayer wheels; long shot of the royal palace; the secretariat buildings, from which the government of sikkim is conducted; buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the breeze (buddhism is the country's state religion); the typically sikkimese gate leading to the secretariat (tashiling); general view of gangtok from above, closer view of the one and only main street; cu of the street.
the (english language) school, children playing outside; the market- buddhist priests buying vegetable; the cottage industries project on a hill outside gangtok; kanchenjunga mountain seen from gangtok in early morning light; more general views of the city; (the following shots were repeats of film one): secretariat buildings, the royal chapel, cu's of the painted woodwork on chapel, prayer flags.
state of buddha in the royal deer park; more general views of the city; the main street, with a mule train setting out; cu's of three lepcha men in main street.
(sikkim, although nominally an independent country, is bound to india by a 1950 treaty governing relations between the two countries, and under which india looks after sikkim's foreign relations, and uses sikkim as a buffer against the chinese in tibet. It is ruled by a chogyal, or king, the present one of whom married the american debutante hope cook)
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