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An extra0rdinary temple with an extraordinary power of fertility blessings !

If you are a non-buddhist travelling in Bhutan ,in addition to Gautam Buddha , you will be often hearing the names of 3 Buddhist monks, great tantric masters of Tibetan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Up on the hill is this temple where the divine madman is worshipped. Very beautiful is the view of the Punakha valley from this place. Quiet, serene surroundings. If you are lucky, you might spot some rare small birds on the way to this temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went there in may2015.will recommend it to anyone interested in a walk through the beautiful green paddy fields.after the trek the temple seems secondary,Enjoyed the experience as there was a group of us,Evening time is the best time for a visit as one can see the myriad hues of the changing skyline in sunset

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

On the way to Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang in Misina.The path leading to the temple through the fields and village. The temple was built by Lama Drukp Kinley, who was known for his unconventional techniques dharma.Located in a beautiful place, this temple is known for its power to bless couples with children.

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If possible, try to arrange a lunch at the restaurant not far from the monastery as this will be something unforgettable in your lifetime. We were lucky to be greet by some locals and brought to the restaurant for lunch. We were there in September and from the window you can see a scenic view of the golden paddy field.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are a non-buddhist travelling in Bhutan ,in addition to Gautam Buddha , you will be often hearing the names of 3 Buddhist monks, great tantric masters of Tibetan vajrayana, venerated and deitified in the Buddhist shrines. The first one is Guru Rinpoche or Pabma-sambhava ,the monk responsible for introducing vajrayana Buddism to Bhutan in 7thc. The second is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Chimi Lhakhang is Buddhist monastery located in Punakha district of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill and is said to be constructed in 1499. This monastery is also known as the temple of fertility and people from all over the world visit this place. The Lhakhang is a square shaped building with a golden spire on the roof.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

apart from the stories linked with the MADMAN and FERTILITY, this temple is like any other temple in Bhutan...the walk to the temple through fields is good but narrow and slippery somewhere..

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So, this temple is little far from the main Punakha town. The Cab driver will charge you like 300 Norbuling. The entire concept of this temple is pretty interesting. You must read the writeup on the board while you are entering the temple. The monks here are very interactive and will help you. The location is beautiful as it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As soon as you reach Dochula pass, stories around the mad man and how he subdued an evil demon at Chimi L'hakhang start pouring in. The temple is situated on the top of a mountain which can be reached by walking through beautiful paddy fields, followed by a short climb. The blessings are given by touching a bow & arrow... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This temple is connected to the legends of the Divine Madman. The temple houses a number of wooden phalluses which are said to be brought by the Lama from Tibet. The temple is also known as the temple of Fertility

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