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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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Very Interesting Temple

This is a very interesting Temple of Fertility. They worship the male sexual organ that are also painted everywhere in the village nearby.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alejandro Z
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting Temple of Fertility. They worship the male sexual organ that are also painted everywhere in the village nearby.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chimi L'hakhang has an interesting story behind it and the phallus symbol around the area is something to see. Very popular place.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not particularly impressive, can easily be skipped. The most interesting thing about this temple is the story of the Divine Madman, but that can be told without stopping at the temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is on the way to Punakha and its a trek actually coz the temple is located at the top and you need to walk all the way. The temple is also known as madman temple. Apart from the trek and historical story about this temple, you can really give it a miss. It is also known as fertility... More 

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Kanpur, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit in Punakha is the fertility temple which has an interesting story behind it and is dedicated to Bhutan's 'Divine Madman' Drugpa Kunley.. Our guide / driver Ramesh of Bhutan Inc parked the car some 20 mins away so that we could go through a village and it was worth that.. The temple like most bhutanese... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Temple in March'17. The vehicle was parked on the main road in Missina area and we have to walk about 2.5km in the paddy fields to reach the Lakhang. It is on a slope and there are steps to climb once you reach the bottom. This temple is also known as Fertility temple. The Guru in whose... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is where you learn about the Bhutanese culture; what they believe in, what they do. Come here to have babies named, get a fertility blessing, see the only black chorten in the country, walk through the rice paddies, and even watch some archery.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple is located in Punakha rural area a little away from the main road. It was really nice but short hike(about half an hour) to the temple. You can also take the vehicle but recommend to walk as u get to walk through the lush green paddy and mustard fields with a small stream running along. Temple is located in... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was another fabulous hike up, quite a short hike but worth it. If you want to have children this is the place to be blessed, legend has it that once you visit this place then you are blessed to have children,

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visit Chimi Lhakhang Monastery In Bhutan, known as the "happiest country in the world," the image of "you" is everywhere in Punakha: painting on the wall, hanging on the door, roof mounted, is an impossible part. Lack of traditional Bhutanese festivals.

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