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Great place to hike - Great view of Thimphu Town

Take a hike to Phajoding Monastery which is a hike uphill from the Thimphu City. It takes you up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bhutanlhayul
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Thimphu, Bhutan
Nice walk and beautiful location

It was a little under construction, but still beautiful! The hike is pretty easy and there weren't... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Travis B
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It takes about three hours to hike from Thimphu to this monastery, a popular destination for its statues and views.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

It was a little under construction, but still beautiful! The hike is pretty easy and there weren't many people which made it nice and peaceful! I would recommend visiting if you have the time!

Thank Travis B
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Being located quite far away from road head, we considered as sacred place for meditation and long retreat house. The great Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo was the founder of this place and it has story of rich local leader who was reborn as snake guarding his...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

fresh air over the mountain, you can enjoy the seen of mountains of Bhutan over the hills and will have good hiking if you go for hiking over the phajoding

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Phajoding is beautiful not just for its outstanding traditional Bhutanese architecture but for its mission: to empower disadvantaged youth. Worth a visit

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

There are lots of monastery in Bhutan and this is one of those. Near Thimphu town which will require a bit of walking but if you are a die-hard monastery visitor then recommended.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

After a long trek, you come up to this place, but it is worth every calorie spent on the way up. Serenity and peace prevails; photography not allowed.

Thank Pradeep K
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Phajoding is one of the places I can visit over and over again and not get enough. A very important historical site, its 3 hours uphill trek from Thimphu. Though the climb is quite tough, the cleanliness, the friendliness of the monks and spectacular view...More

Thank Tsheringtraveler
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

we visited Cheri Monastery on our first day in Bhutan.. on hindsight this made sense.. as it gave us a feel of a trek (none of us have trekked in years) in preparation for Tiger's Nest on the last day. the trek took about an...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

We visited this place and spent some time here talking to one of the Lamas. Typically people going through Bhutan based tour operators must have a local guide but people option for Indian tour operators do not require guide services. The Monastery is a big...More

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