Punakha Travel Guide

Chimi Lhakhang (Chime Monastery or Temple)

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Chimi Lhakhang (Chime Monastery or Temple)

This temple is the most well-known temple of Bhutan which stands tall on the round hillock in a village called Punakha. Its history dates back to the times when Drupka Kunley, who was one of the monks who brought Buddhism into Bhutan from Tibet. The monastery is beautifully built with ancient thai themed architecture with paintings and carvings of phalluses on all walls.  It is known as the Magical thunderbolt of wisdom. Don’t miss out visiting this majestic temple on your trip to Bhutan.


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