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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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Chimi Lhakhang -Temple of Fertility

This temple is located on the way to Punakha. situated on a hill top , the temple is dedicated to the famous Saint Lama Drukpa Kuenley(the divine madman). He is also the saint who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Thimphu, Bhutan
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some people are now driven up but there is a lot to see on the way. The monastery itself being quite small . The full walk takes about 30 minutes in each direction, passing through a couple of little villages all displaying phallusses for sale, and through rice fields where the locals work. Children offer things for sale on the... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is located on the way to Punakha. situated on a hill top , the temple is dedicated to the famous Saint Lama Drukpa Kuenley(the divine madman). He is also the saint who advocated the use of phallus symbols as paintings on walls and as flying carved wooden phalluses on house tops at four corners of the eves. Devotees... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the temple is pleasant. The stories which go with it are interesting! You walk through the paddy fields and you can observe the locals doing their day to day activities.

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Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a temple on the hill and known to remove fertility issues of couple to conceive child.One has to climb steps and then you have a real beutiful outdore and indore view of temples.Must experience

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to this place is a bit of a hike, uphill on the final stretch , but this only adds to the attraction. The temple is dedicated to fertility and we saw a few couples coming to give thanks for having a child after visiting and making offerings . The temple is also on a hill overlooking farms, lovely views.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most revered temples of Bhutan, dedicated to the Divine Madman. It's a nice walk around the scenic paddy fields and easy climb up a hill. It's drizzling when we walked there so it's not hot as we went during summer time. A nice visit, Phallus can be seen painted on the walls of houses and buildings.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on a day when a ceremony was in progress. We could hear the monks' chanting as we climbed the hill from the valley. The temples inside are very interesting. Hopefully your guide will tell you the stories of the Divine Madman. The temple is know for aiding couples to conceive children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous fertility temple in Bhutan situated at Punakha valley where people from many countries without children are visiting to get children. A must see temple in your Bhutan trip and one can see line Tangkha painting where the villagers took art as a profession. One can see most spectacular views of valley around from the temple.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another must visit, a scenic paddy field, a little trek that takes you to the fertility temple, anywhere that you turn you would see the pictures of phallus as this is the symbol that wards of evil, so every house adorns this symbol and every sign is made of that.

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Thimphu District, Bhutan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit. This temple is revered as "temple of fertility." For the barren couples, one must visit to be blessed to conceive. The story has it that the maverick saint Drukpa Kinley blessed the place and the valleys has his mark- 'the wooden phalluses.'

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