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Private Multi-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang Monastery, Thimphu
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“divine madman” (78 reviews)
“paddy fields” (43 reviews)
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting visit with a local guide who received his name at this temple. I participated in a blessing ceremony along with him while at the temple. Most tourist walks through the rice paddies and up to the temple. It was an easy walk that allowed...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is just a small temple built with some history attached. It is for people seeking a solution to fertility problems. The Bhutanese Buddhist faith gives high reverence to this venue.

Thank Gladwyn V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a quick hike to hear about 'The Mad Man'. Also known as the fertility temple...with lots of wooden phallus' kept in the temple. Best part is the hike through the paddy fields.

Thank random_musings
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfertile couples visit here though it was not for me and as i am a teen. but it was worth the visit and it was full of culture. It was a great hike to the temple and one must visit this without missing when visiting...More

Thank Anvitha B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half an hour of walk one way to this temple called Fertility temple through paddy fields. Very surprisingly the Phallus is considered to ward of evil as one can see scores of their replicas in wood and other materials and painted in various designs on...More

Thank Ganesh J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to walk around paddy field(nearly 20 min up and 20 min back) and you can visit this if you visit Punakha.It is an old temple and has very interesting stories.Couples who wanted child have got after praying in this temple.Also people come here...More

Thank Sowmya_Venkat123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u have faith ad health climb this steep climb roughlytakes about 22 minutes on a track ad u reach the small ancient Buddhist temple great view .The place is located in a village. You see rice crops ad fields in the way.the painting are...More

Thank ash0501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important to get an overview of the Divine Madman from a guide to truly understand the significance of this site.

Thank cdb15427
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will need to walk one km to the temple which is slightly at a height. the temple is very old. the phallus worship is done here. will look strange.it is known as fertility temple. male organ worship is common here.

Thank sudeep912
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's get this out of the way first, to get to this temple you walk 1/2 hour through farmland and a whole village with phallic symbols. Now most cultures embrace the phallus as a symbol of fertility, good luck and long life, it's in Christian...More

Thank Kai-Surfrider
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ManikGH
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
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