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Reviewed 6 days ago

Chimi L'hakhang is located with scenic beauty of peddy and some steps to climb to reach . enjoy communicating with locals, temple is small

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Phalluses galore in the divine madman’s village. It’s a nice stroll and it’s a wonder why this guy was revered, but in this case, it's hard to describe

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to walk. Not very steep but requires some effort to get to the temple. Nice small temple inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venkat K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chimi Lhakhang temple, is located off the taken roads in the midst of the paddy fields. A short hike takes you to a beautiful temple with a big tree at the front. The temple is a fertility temple, i.e. couples who wish to have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour starts with a short hike through paddy fields in the countryside, passing few Bhutanese homes amidst the fields upto a small hillock on which this temple is located, we visited in February Post harvest season hence lush green fields were all bare, if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Anuesha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is dedicated to the worship of a Buddhist leader known as the Divine Madman or Lama Drupka Kunley, who had a magic phallus he used to fight off evil spirits. Penis imagery is everywhere. It is painted on wall of homes in great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a short trek up to the temple and this place was quite memorable. Drugpa Kinley was a very interesting character to learn about. Quite understandable that it is known as the temple of fertility.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

should have been more interesting because this divine madman really attracted and is still attracting a lot of followers. but it’s a really small temple. do it when you’re there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank josephg493
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mad monk has some of the beat legends and stories behind him, here your guide will tell you all about him and his amazing life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My guide Tashi from Takin Trails was very knowledgeable about the history and stories about The Mad Monks Temple. It is also well known as a fertility temple where couples unable to conceive visit there and do a ceromony with the monks with some very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ManikGH
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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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