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Nice Temple on a small mountain- Great Views of Punakha valley

This temple approach will be very nice and you can get breathtaking views on the way. Once you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hyderabad, India
Good walk for a sunny morning

As part of our Bhutan tour, this was the next stop on the way out of Punakha. Very serene, quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple approach will be very nice and you can get breathtaking views on the way. Once you reach the temple a 1 km walk slightly uphill welcomes you .. Great to walk to top slowly and enjoying the Nature

Thank Srinivas_darbha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our Bhutan tour, this was the next stop on the way out of Punakha. Very serene, quiet place where people come mostly to pray for issues related to fertility. The local guides will tell you all the story related to this place...More

Thank Romario1257
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mad Monk's temple can veveasily reached by walking across rice fields and through the village where houses are decorated with phallus.could be shocking to some of the current 'snowflake' generation, but it reflects an interesting historical story. A short walk from the village to...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enthralled to hear about the exploits of the Divine Mad Monk with the Phallus as his icon so we decided to visit his temple. We took the shortened version of a visit by using a car to the base of the hill and...More

Thank ErrolGP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a lovely hike across paddy fields to get to this temple and we really enjoyed it. The symbol around these parts to ward off the evil demons is the phallus, and shops abound with wooden effigies accordingly!! This is a nice thing to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the walk to the temple more than the temple itself. Walking through the colorful village decorated with phalluses is an interesting entertainment. But if you look around, you can notice that the locals continue their life in spite of the tourists’ invention...More

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also known as the ‘Divine Madman Temple’ - ask your guide! Lovely walk through the paddy fields to get to and nice to receive a blessing from the resident monk. Lots of phallus paintings on the way ;)

Thank T4523HZchrisc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (including a 9 and a 15 year old) did enjoy the temple's uniqueness. It is interesting and unique, not just the temple but also the village you pass on the way to the temple.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are planning for Bhutan trip just make sure you are aware of phallus and this place which is quite disgusting in its own form. I wish i had not gone to Bhutan as i was not interested in watching phallus in temples /...More

Thank Shikha B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it’s not the most glamorous of temples in Bhutan BUT it’s a vital link in understanding the strange and wanderfull mystique that Bhutan is surrounded with and without visiting this lovely temple you will definitely miss something that to most people it’s important and...More

Thank OTT12
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28 August 2017|
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Response from nitintchoksi | Reviewed this property |
No fees are charged. But offerings are put in the temple. The Bhutanese believe that the ritual gives a child to the childless parents. we have not seen any non Bhutanese performing any special ritual except visiting the... More