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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

Punakha, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Punakha
Type: Religious Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A 40-50 easy hike up the hill, yet is an assessment hike by the tourist guide if all of the guest is fit to hike Tiger's nest in one of the major highlight of a Bhutan tour. The carvings inside the temple were exquisite. The view of the valley from the rooftop deck was nice. Coming in from winter, the... More

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Bangalore, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place is ok. There is nothing much to see. If you're visiting other dzongs then you should just skip this place. This is the temple of a Lama who is considered as the king of fertility. Locals believe that praying at this temple helps childless couples conceive. Visiting this place with family could be a bit embarrassing since they... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It's the fertility story that draws most visitors. The temple itself is nicely set on top of a hill overlooking the ricefields, but not very special. Lot of young monks studying here.

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Hong Kong, China
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33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Punakha. There is a restaurant that looks over the temple and the lunch was a delicious Bhutanese buffet (the potato dish was excellent). After lunch we walked across the rice fields and the gentle slope up to the temple. The temple has a great tree in its gardens to sit under but the... More

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Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It's wonderful place. To reach this place, one has to hike through the paddy fields. We really got a chance to see the of paddy fileds, cabbage and broccoli cultivation. We have to walk through the village and its quite interesting to watch the lifestyle of the villagers. Moreover it's just a windy place. You can get a clear view... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just a short trek and a short hike to this temple. Along the trek, you will pass through village farm house and padi fields. It's just so nice to walk along the path with full countryside view and feeling. The temple is famous for its blessing for fertility to couples who wants to have a child. With just a small... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Travel though the small village with phallesus adorning the shops and homes and go through rice fields and hike up to the temple. After several temples in Thimphu with better art, I was doubtful of the time spent, but it was a nice hike and I met several children along the way and shared some photo ops without anyone asking... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It was quite a walk up - expect to walk at least 30 minutes to and 30 minutes from the temple. Probably saw a bit more of this temple than the earlier ones or later ones in our trip. Relatively well kept compared to the rest. Grounds of the temple were nice and green, lovely bodhi tree to sit under... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very nice small temple at the end of a trek though the Punakha padi fields. Full of history and stories of couples being blessed with children after a visit! Would you like to try?

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The walk through the rice fields and small villages to this temple make it a worthwhile stop. The views from the hill on which the temple sits are lovely. You see the "signs" of the "divine madman" all over Bhutan, so learning about him and being blessed in his temple provide a wonderful context.

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