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Kichu Lakhang

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Address: Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001, Bhutan

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Life in Orange tree

A beautiful monastry. Wishing wheels all around. Beautiful statue n paintings. Has an orange tree right in the middle of the courtyard ... so huge.. and bears fruit all year... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Built in the 7th century, this is one of the many old temples in Bhutan. Worth a visit just for the pure architecture and history behind this temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful monastry. Wishing wheels all around. Beautiful statue n paintings. Has an orange tree right in the middle of the courtyard ... so huge.. and bears fruit all year long. This orange tree is never bare. Amazing.

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Kalyani, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kyichu Lhakhang or Kyerchu Temple is located short distance north of Paro town. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples. One of the oldest temples in Bhutan, it was built in the 7 century by Tibetan Emperor Songtsan Gampo to pin down 'the left foot of the supine Ogress',

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pin down that demoness’ foot.” It seems that stories abound throughout Bhutan about the subduing of evil forces. This historic and incredibly old temple dates back to 659 and is located exactly upon a underground monstrously gigantic female demon whose formed laid under mountains and valleys. The temple was built directly above her left foot to hold her fast to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Built in the 7th century, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, if you do not visit Kichu Lakhang your Bhutan travel will not be complete. A beautiful place located in an open field, this monastery will fill you with joy and peace. It has two temples, one of Guru Rinpoche and one of future Buddha. Photography not allowed inside.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

There is nothing outstanding here except the inner shrine. There are actually three buildings here. You see the famed knee imprint of the Kashmir princess who did obeisance a zillion times to achieve her wish. The outer shrine is 17C but the inner shrine with its gods and statuary is unique: this is original 7 C. Well worth seeing if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

mindblowing place to visit. there are apple and orange trees inside the monastery, a beautiful buddha adorns the monastery

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Goa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The place is very old with a traditional taste to it. It houses an orange tree which bears fruits throughout the year. The monk offered us peaches which I must say were the sweetest peaches I have ever had. We looked for more in the local markets later at Thimpu but there were none. Also ask for the lucky number... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This small monestary is one of the oldest in the Region, and has two temples. The smaller has a large Buddha that unusually has a foot protruding, this you can walk under. Both temples are highly decorative inside, photography as usual not being allowed. There are only a few monks here, but they are happy to perform Buddhist ceremonies for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Kyichu Lhakhang or Kyerchu Temple is located short distance north of Paro town. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples. The temple is popularly believed to have been built in 659AD by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet, to pin down 'the left foot of the supine Ogress', which was thwarting the establishment of Buddhism in Himalayas. Kyichu... More 

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