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Kichu Lakhang

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Address: Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001, Bhutan

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Beautiful temple! Very calm atmosphere. One of the oldest temples in Bhutan, believed to be one of the four border taming temples built in the 8th century by Guru Rinpoche. The 2... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple! Very calm atmosphere. One of the oldest temples in Bhutan, believed to be one of the four border taming temples built in the 8th century by Guru Rinpoche. The 2 orange trees in the courtyard are believed to bear fruit all year round. They had fruit when I was there!

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the olde rlakhangs of bhutan with tibetan style buildings. Interesting story attached with this lakhang. Worth visiting on the way to paro from tiger temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pure energy and very peaceful. My favourite Lakhang in Paro valley a short drive from Paro town.

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Jurong, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small temple that is amongst the oldest in Bhutan and you can visit it quickly. More important, you need to a good guide to tell you about the interesting stories behind the spiritual treasures housed in 2 rooms of the temple. The orange tree in the compound was lovely. We visited early in the morning on the way... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

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 23 November 2016 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 19 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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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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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