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Worth the walk up

The wall up is about 1.5-2km and is quite steep but the monastery is well worth it. It’s the oldest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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walk across traditional bhutanese bridges

It s a unique experience to walk across the traditional bhutanese "cantilever" bridges. This bridge... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wall up is about 1.5-2km and is quite steep but the monastery is well worth it. It’s the oldest in Bhutan and has so much history. Also there is lots of wildlife around.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It s a unique experience to walk across the traditional bhutanese "cantilever" bridges. This bridge is located at the base on the way up to the Cheri Monastery. The Cheri Monastery is about an hour to two hour walk from the base. Really beautiful and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is the place where the monks in Bhutan continue the studies especially meditation. Tango and Chagri hiking takes almost a day. It a very calm place and has beautiful sights on the way.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Chagri Monastery was established in 1620 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The monastery is now a major teaching and retreat center of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu sect. It serves as the monastic school for study of Buddhist Philosophy, metaphysics, mathematics, poets and many other Buddhist studies....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Well done monastery located near the vegetable market. Very neat covered bridge across the river is a treat in itself. If you have a couple of hours this could be a good thing to visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you need spiritual insight and want to spent a pilgrimage tour then must not miss. Beautifully built and located.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank damsg07
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very nice monastery, built on the riverside with the river flowing with crystal clear water. The approach is through a covered bridge which is unique.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This monastery is definitely off the beaten track. Located in a hilly corner of Thimphu valley, this place will test your stamina, endurance and fitness and is the perfect gauge ti see if you are fit to hike up the world-famous Paro TakTsang (Tiger's nest)...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I told my tour guide that I liked to hike and so she planned this for my first day in Thimphu. That might've been a mistake for the first day since I was not at all adjusted to the altitude and this hike was super...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a lovely place to have lunch before climbing to the Monastery. Just be prepared to be overwhelmed with Indian tourists...we had about 80 Indian students. While they are not a problem, the way they are groomed is - no guides, no clue what they...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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