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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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Also known as the temple of the Divine Madman, this is the place to be blessed with a wooden phallus for healthy children and good crops. May have to queue to get inside, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Solange H
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This 15th century temple is a very good example of a beautiful temple set on a small hill with all the trappings. If you do not know the story of this place, be sure to find out, most interesting. I would say a must see.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Also known as the temple of the Divine Madman, this is the place to be blessed with a wooden phallus for healthy children and good crops. May have to queue to get inside, so beware of the dogs while you wait... Lovely location on a small hillock surrounded by rice fields, need to walk from the road.

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Thank Solange H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite the Experience!! The little village with its shops steal the show at the beginning of the hike, soon you are amongst wide fields, right in the valley, making your way up to the temple!! strong winds keep you company all the way! The temple stop is quite simple, atmosphere around is quiet, homely and very hospitable.

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Thank Wataoo
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue sky . Golden wheat field.. Narrow trail.. A thin stream and a faraway Mountain ... if you need it all in one hike this is the place............ Well Golden wheat field may be not in all season but lass green field is what it can promise for sure . We hiked this place with no hurry with our 1... More 

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Thank payel_mahata
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple was built by the "Divine Madman" Drukpa Komley. It involves a short walk from the car park to the temple located on a small hill. Locals were playing darts near the car park where darts are thrown at a small target 20 metres away. Rather ornate but small temple and a religious ceremony involving the monks was underway... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Chimi Lhakhang introduces you to a historical sect that believes strongly in a man worshipped as the "Divine Madman". The man is signified by the phallus and it's just so amusing to find the pictoral depiction of the same on walls and homes and shops and restaurants scattered around the tiny Hamlet that surrounds this hilly temple. The temple gives... More 

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

While the temple itself is perhaps not the most stunning or intricate, there is quite an interesting story as to why and how it came to be. It sheds a lot of insight into the culture and beliefs the people in Bhutan have and their strong association with spirituality. This is also supposedly the temple of fertility where a lot... More 

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

After a stiff walk uphill through the dry rice fields, we visited this temple located upon a small hillock - quite popular with the locals. Feels like a small village temple of India.

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Thank rsanji
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Lovely Temple dedicated to the Divine Madman Drukpa Kuenlay. It is said that it is revered as a temple for fertility and many childless couples are blessed with children after they visit. It short distance from Punakha and a short dusty walk to the top of a small hill where the temple is located. Beautiful old temple with a huge... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Interesting history :) and nice views. A 1 hour walk to the place uphill. We had lunch from a roadside restaurant and walked across to the temple. The insides are typical of any temple in Bhutan but the place has historical importance. Must visit.

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