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“Historic Temple”

Chimi L'hakhang Temple
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Private 4-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang...
Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Punakha
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very nice small temple at the end of a trek though the Punakha padi fields. Full of history and stories of couples being blessed with children after a visit! Would you like to try?

Thank thewhimsicaltrekker
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The walk through the rice fields and small villages to this temple make it a worthwhile stop. The views from the hill on which the temple sits are lovely. You see the "signs" of the "divine madman" all over Bhutan, so learning about him and being blessed in his temple provide a wonderful context.

Thank Helen K
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

To get to this small temple one has the opportunity of hiking down through verdant rice fields in a variety of stages of growth and then up a small hill to the temple /monastery dedicated to the mad monk. Once there at the top of the hill, the visitor has a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside and can sit under the sacred Bodhi tree to watch the young red-robed 'monk-lets' (young men and boys studying to become full fledged monks) as they study their sacred writings. Entering the temple complex you can spin the prayer wheel, watch the young monks creating their 'altar cakes', and enter the small shrine dedicated to the mad monk.

Thank weewalker
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

A lovely 20 minute walk through a village and surrounding rice paddy fields takes you up to a beautiful small temple, affectionately known as the "Divine Mad Monk's Temple". The walk itself through the villages provides a photographer with some interesting shots and subjects. If Punakha is on your itinerary, then you should certainly consider this detour to visit the temple.

Thank Indy215
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Chimi Lhakhang is very beautiful and sacred temple on a small hill. You can reach there by walk 20 or 30 minutes though a beautiful village. In the temple, you can see many monks who live there. Since this temple is very sacred, religious please, tourist is expected to pay respect and behave in good manners.

Visiting in winter is very nice. During daytime you can get some sunshine. Also, since there are fewer tourists, you will feel something sacred in silence.

Thank michi123456
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