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Phajoding Monastery

49 Reviews

Phajoding Monastery

49 Reviews
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Jeatles wrote a review Sep 2019
Campbelltown, Australia79 contributions49 helpful votes
The hike up took 3 hours. It’s not technically difficult, but it’s an uphill slog for 3 hours. 2 hours to get back down. Once you get there it’s beautiful. The view over Thimpu is incredible, and the little monks are beautiful. They’re happy little children in training to be monks. They’re well fed, they’re housed, and they play games and laugh with each other. The whole thing was just beautiful to see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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BillyK1980 wrote a review Dec 2018
Melbourne, Australia2,378 contributions526 helpful votes
This monastery requires a tough 3 hour hike up and around 2 hours down. We went in winter and it is very icey so be prepared for this and wear the right shoes! The view on the top wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. But the hike was challenging which we liked.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Tzveta S wrote a review Dec 2018
Los Angeles, California27 contributions16 helpful votes
I guess past lives are true as when I met the principle of the school there (it is a home for underprivileged kids) I couldn't stop crying. Personal story on the side: it is an amazing place. Stay overnight: the 5am view is worth it! You ARE on top of the world. And you ARE appreciating the beauty of ALL. Found in 13th century by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo (Tibetian lama who spread Buddhism in Bhutan) it is one of the most special places to visit in Bhutan (a meditational site and a pilgrim destination). Actually there is a few buildings there and they are currently undergoing re-construction. Each one has it's special function and meaning. It's a place where a beautiful Green Tara statue and some very important Bhuddist manuscripts (original from Tibet) are kept and preserved. It is a 3 hour hike but it is well worth it. And again: try to arrange with your guide to stay overnight. The monastery needs donations and attention and you would not regret it as it will be sure to give back. Namgay, the principle, is young, friendly, with a great sense of humor and the monks will treat you the best tea around :)!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Dharam18 wrote a review Sep 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India15 contributions2 helpful votes
Bhutan is a loand of Monasteries and this one is really a good addition to it. Its peaceful and serene.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Jigme wrote a review Jul 2018
Thimphu, Bhutan68 contributions9 helpful votes
Take a hike to Phajoding Monastery which is a hike uphill from the Thimphu City. It takes you up the mountain trails and its about a 4 - 7 hour walk depending on your physical condition. It is also possible to visit this place when on the Druk Path Trek (the 4-5 days) between Paro and Thimphu.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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