Yuksom has a number of Tibetian-Budhist monasteries many of which have major historic significance. The population mainly comprises the Bhutia and Nepali communities. There are a number of places of interest with Buddhist references and people hold a strong connection with the culture of the region. The local Lepcha tribe also lives in peaceful co-existence with the people. Most of the folk dances of the region are performed to please the regional Gods & goddesses in hope of prosperity and goodwill. The people of the region are particularly shy, mild mannered and friendly. For the backpackers and couch surfers, people of Yuksom make for an awesome host. One of the spots beyond Sangachoeling terminating at the Rani Dhunga (Rock of Queen) is believed to be the battlefield site of the Ramayana.