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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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Visit Chimi Lhakhang Monastery In Bhutan, known as the "happiest country in the world," the image of "you" is everywhere in Punakha: painting on the wall, hanging on the door... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit Chimi Lhakhang Monastery In Bhutan, known as the "happiest country in the world," the image of "you" is everywhere in Punakha: painting on the wall, hanging on the door, roof mounted, is an impossible part. Lack of traditional Bhutanese festivals.

Thank Tien B
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The highlight of Punakha is the Chimi L'hakhang temple also known as the fertility temple. It is a half an hour walk to the temple through paddy fields. There are a few steps that one has to climb to reach the temple. Its a small temple on a hill top. There is no proper path other than the steps -... More 

Thank Praks1947
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honour after the lama subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his 'magic thunderbolt of wisdom'. A wooden effigy of the lama's thunderbolt is preserved in the lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a wang (blessing or empowerment)... More 

Thank Anil N
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located in the punakha district, this is famous as the fertility temple and childless couples are said to be blessed with child here. tourist taxis do not go upto the temple and it is about 30-40 mins walk.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This 15th century temple is a very good example of a beautiful temple set on a small hill with all the trappings. If you do not know the story of this place, be sure to find out, most interesting. I would say a must see.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Also known as the temple of the Divine Madman, this is the place to be blessed with a wooden phallus for healthy children and good crops. May have to queue to get inside, so beware of the dogs while you wait... Lovely location on a small hillock surrounded by rice fields, need to walk from the road.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Quite the Experience!! The little village with its shops steal the show at the beginning of the hike, soon you are amongst wide fields, right in the valley, making your way up to the temple!! strong winds keep you company all the way! The temple stop is quite simple, atmosphere around is quiet, homely and very hospitable.

Thank Wataoo
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Blue sky . Golden wheat field.. Narrow trail.. A thin stream and a faraway Mountain ... if you need it all in one hike this is the place............ Well Golden wheat field may be not in all season but lass green field is what it can promise for sure . We hiked this place with no hurry with our 1... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This temple was built by the "Divine Madman" Drukpa Komley. It involves a short walk from the car park to the temple located on a small hill. Locals were playing darts near the car park where darts are thrown at a small target 20 metres away. Rather ornate but small temple and a religious ceremony involving the monks was underway... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Chimi Lhakhang introduces you to a historical sect that believes strongly in a man worshipped as the "Divine Madman". The man is signified by the phallus and it's just so amusing to find the pictoral depiction of the same on walls and homes and shops and restaurants scattered around the tiny Hamlet that surrounds this hilly temple. The temple gives... More 

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