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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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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 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Are you trying to conceive or thinking of having a baby? Fertility issues? Know anyone who is going through these stages in life that you can provide a message for? Then visit this temple. There is something mystical about viewing the baby book with messages sent from countless families around the globe stating that they were "blessed" with a baby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We walked from our resort (Drubchu) to this temple in the evening. The weather was beautiful. The walk through the village and paddy fields also very nice. Once at the bottom of the valley, the views were dramatic. So was the story that goes with this temple. Since it was evening, the temple was already closed, but I did not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Chiming lakhang temple a must visit at punakha. Mad man blessing will enrich your life. Tantric guru still to perform miracles in your life.

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Punakha District  >  Punakha

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