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Kichu Lakhang

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Address: Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001, Bhutan

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Chanting monks

This is a small temple - with two sanctums. Its a traditional Bhutanese temple set in a courtyard with a tree that was bloom. The setting was pretty. But interestingly we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is so worth a visit - albeit small by comparison to others we visited - it is so beautiful. The inner courtyard is a delight and very spiritual, and at the right time of year everything in the garden is in flower

Thank julia_davenport
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and one of the rarest one which has so much of open space. Huge space for parking and large open space in the temple premises. When we were there, we could see the monks chanting. The premises is full of trees, orange and other flowers.

Thank jaintarang11
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Bhutan. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu was built in the 7th century and is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. It is considered to be one of the four (4) border taming temples built by the Tibetan emperor Songtsän Gampo. The temple is surrounded by paddy fields on... More 

Thank Arunjith_IND
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit in Paro festival so the hall is closed. I just walk around temple, calm and quite. There are a lot of orange tree around.

Thank Sawanya P
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the place in March'17 when we were in Paro. The place is really old and popular among local people for praying. We hardly saw any tourists here. There is also an orange tree inside the shrine with 12 month oranges. There are two parts - first you have to pray in the left side Lakhang with Guru Padmasambhava... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small temple - with two sanctums. Its a traditional Bhutanese temple set in a courtyard with a tree that was bloom. The setting was pretty. But interestingly we were fortunate to hear monks chanting to the accompaniment of horns, trumpets and drums. And monks in the two sanctums were chanting quite separately. Sit cross legged on the... More 

Thank MakCha
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way back to paro town after tiger's nest, we visited Kyichu monastery which has blue exteriors and some orange trees, there is a huge statue of guru Rinpoche there apart from the statue of the Buddha with 1000 arms and legs and eyes

Thank aliyah123
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on a large piece of land with so much open spaces. Very serene atmosphere. Inside the Lakhang there are 2 orange trees that produces orange round the year ! (as told by my tour guide).

Thank Soumen B
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Oldest temple built in 7th century by second Buddhist king on Tibet. It is said that the proper record of history about the arrival of Buddhism teaching is recorded only after the completion of that temple. It is considered as one of the oldest temple or monument in the country

Thank Colorful Bhutan T
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are one for the architecture, you should go here.. its a temple of sorts and a place of worship

Thank iyeraarthi

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