Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, a global biodiversity hotspot, the city of Gangtok is rich in biodiversity. The illustrated natural asset map of Gangtok portrays the rich biological and cultural diversity of the city. The entire map is drawn in the style of the dominant artform of Sikkim, Thangka. Gangtok’s spiritual image is further represented in the 8 lucky signs of Vajrayana Budhhism on the compass and the prayer wheels on the top. Cultural representations from the three original ethnicities of the city, the Lepchas, Bhutias and Gorkhas, dance forms and livelihoods are also present.
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