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sangchen dorji lhuendrup nunnery

this is an excellent monumnet with various idols of lord buddha and depicting the history of the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Mumbai, India
Very quiet, no one around

We arrived here mid-afternoon, but there was almost no one around. We saw 3 nuns who were setting... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Mandy H
Hong Kong, China
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a must see in Punakha, but worth visiting during prayers, when the chants by the nuns are really soothing. Western crystal chandeliers kind of spoil the décor if the 3-year old nunnery. Beautiful view of the valley. Next door is the residence of the...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

this is an excellent monumnet with various idols of lord buddha and depicting the history of the stupa and various other details of budhism though the place is well kept and being atop a hill, providing a wonderful view of the vallay and mountains, the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

We arrived here mid-afternoon, but there was almost no one around. We saw 3 nuns who were setting up the hall for something, but no one else was about. The eyes on top of the stupa were mesmerising in their intensity, and very well done....More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This private nunnery in a beautiful scenery environment provides not only a good place of learning for the nuns, and also a picturesque high point for visitors. The statue of Goddess with 1000 hands inside the Temple is one of the best that I have...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

More than hundred nuns stay here praying and studying various courses in English ,maths etc.Chanting of Mantras is mesmerizing.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Very unclean and un-maintained place though accommodate by Nuns but looked like most were of old age and over filled. Looked more like a un-maintained old age home. Except for its architecture and way nuns preached all else not no that welcoming ones eye site.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The nunnery, located on a high point above Punakha, is visible from the valley. We drove up a winding road and admired the many flowers on the way to this nunnery. The nuns were industrious but friendly. The white stupa with has two wise eyes....More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We visited the nunnery while coming back from Punakha Dzong. This is on top of a hill and is also called the Wolakha nunnery. When we arrived, we were the only ones here, and were not sure if we were even allowed inside since no...More

Thank jayanth13
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This was one of our favorite stops in Bhutan. The nunnery is on a spectacular hilltop. The inside of the temple was one of the most ornate interiors we saw. We bought cheap bracelets from the friendly nuns and roamed the grounds to see the...More

1  Thank creebol
Reviewed 27 April 2018

There was one more stop before we called it a day in Punakha.The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery for female monks is a rare thing in Bhutan. The chorten is visible from a distance as it is built on a cliff. A winding road amidst...More

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