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Built in the 7th century

The temple is a must - visit due to its antiquity. A small, unassuming structure, it's withstood... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
prpa
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Noida, India
One of the two oldest temple in Bhutan

Build in the 8th or 9th century this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. When we visited we... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Tigrib27
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Meerbusch, Germany
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The temple is a must - visit due to its antiquity. A small, unassuming structure, it's withstood natural & man made forces for centuries. You can see the elderly doing 'parikrama' of the main structure. It is one of the 108 temples built to subdue...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Build in the 8th or 9th century this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. When we visited we saw very old monks chanting which enhanced the experience. The temple is in walking distance of a suspending bridge and the Tamshing monastry. Outside are...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is the first monastery in Bhutan. Whilst not all dating from the original, it provides a remarkable monument to the construction techniques of the olden times. The decoration and the older prayer wheels are worth a photo or two.

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The oldest temple in the country. You feel blessed inside the temple. Beautiful architecture, paintings, cravings and all. Inside the temple, there are old statues. Everyone should visit this temple.

2  Thank Bhutan-Tenpa-Travel
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The temple is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. It is accessible by road, however no public transportation to access this is available. A very quaint temple where the grounds surrounding it are also used for public meetings. Old people thing this place for...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a lovely temple, and while royal decree does not allow photography inside the temple itself, all the surrounds can be photographed. The paintings are old and faded and entirely captivating.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

all the temples in Bhutan - this one included are fascinating. The paintings and relics as much as the locals going here to spin prayer wheels and pray. simply amazing.

Thank An_Expat_Wife
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This 7th-century temple is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. It is a 10 minutes drive from the Chamkhar town. The temple is well maintained, with its architectural appearance dating from the early 20th century. When I was there, there were monks as well...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 26 June 2016

One of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in a single day to subdue a demoness. A small and humble temple dedicated to the future Buddha, Maitreya. This temple also host an annual festival around late October / November which includes...More

Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The temple is quite old. The young monk was very friendly. Worth a look. Located at a distance from the town.

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