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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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A must see place if you are in Punakha

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 more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Chimi Lhakhang is the destination of a short and comfortable trek. The temple is dedicated to the Divine Madman, Drukpa Kunley. There is a strong belief that couples wishing for a child come here and receive blessings from the bow and, ahem, a wooden penis (representation only, of course), of the Divine Madman. The trek is short, but extremely wonderful.... More 

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Agra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's a good trek and gives a good view. It is situated on a small hillock. The trail is through the paddy fields. It is believed that people wishing for kids in this temple are blessed with kids. Hence the main organ of the monks is a huge phallus.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was the very first place we visited in Bhutan. The view of Punakha Valley from here is mesmerizing!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The walk from the parking area to the monastery was serene. Walking through the village road and through the fields was a nice experience. A stream flowed gently. Prayer flags were never tired of waving. Children played on the road, in the mud, and seemed happy. Sighted a variety of birds and butterflies! The Divine Madman instructed the villagers to... More 

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

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