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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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It's got a rich history The local folklore is quite different from what is displayed on site.... It is considered a monastery for fertility by the locals.... Lot of couples vouch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chimi Lakhang is a nice leisurely 40 minute walk from the main road. Passing through rice fields and the local village and then gently climbing up. Spend time sitting below the giant tree next to the temple and you have taken the first step towards the most difficult task of doing nothing. At the end if it you will return... More 

Thank zzmehul
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting temple. it took us roughly 30-45 mins from the main road and head in to this temple. The tour guide would tell you the story how local people admire and do praying here. It seems like many married couple come here and pray for child birth. Basically Divine Madman helped the local people to expel the... More 

Thank Wateryu W
Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind this 400 yrs old monastry is the subduing of a monster who troubled the people in the valley by a monk called lovingly the Devine Madman by locals. He is know to practise out of the box way of life indulging in music women meat drinks. This temple stands to commemorate out of box way of life... More 

Thank lucky_laksh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's got a rich history The local folklore is quite different from what is displayed on site.... It is considered a monastery for fertility by the locals.... Lot of couples vouch by the Saint.

Thank Xe10
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Temple was built in 1499 to commemorate Lama Drukpa Kuenely (1455 - 1529). He was also know as the Divine Madman who used humour, song and very irreverent behaviour to dramatise his Bhuddhist teaching. This irreverent behavious included the use of his "Flaming Thunderbolt" with the nuns and other young ladies. This accounts for the preponderance of phallic symbols... More 

Thank Alan R
University Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple can either be hiked to or driven to. Enroute by car you will see a few houses with beautiful paintings some of giant phalluses. The town shops are a fun place to stop. The temple itself is small but interesting. You will also see a lot of monks there involved in a wide range of monk activities. Many... More 

Thank esopus35
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, in case you would have chuckled seeing Phallus images painted across Bhutan streets, this is the place which carries their secret. This temple is dedicated to Divine Madman who used Pahllus a his weapon. A very beautiful temple, full of colours with huge prayer flags flattering with strong winds. Bhutanese parents visit the temple for blessings and naming their... More 

Thank Offbeat_Explorers
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The temple is recommended simply for its unusual emphasis on "fertility". Not suggested for children who might be offended by the ubiquitous phallic symbols on most houses and shops.

Thank Michael G
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

One needs about an hour to trek through paddy fields and uphill climbing to reach here. Also known as the Fertility Temple, the site was originally built in 1499 on a hill inspired by a rogue Buddhist leader, known as the Divine Madman. He was also responsible for introducing the phallus in this region as a popular symbol - paintings... More 

Thank LG_Kay
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The Temple is small, not much too see. This Temple well known for couples who desperate for babies. Several couples from Japan. Indonesia and American visited the temple and were blessed miraculously with children.

Thank Lina J

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