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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple itself is modest by Bhutanese standards but it has an interesting history. You need to walk for a bit to get to the temple, and couples come to pray for babies.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wlliew
Reviewed 1 week ago

The inner temple has a mystical atmosphere due to sunlight filtering in through red cloth, giving a reddish glow inside the temple. A novice monk blessed us by tapping a bow, arrow & giant Golden Phallus on our heads. The temple is famous for couples...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BangkokJock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the temple to the "divine madman" so worth a visit just for that! It is not the biggest or best temple but the history of it all was interesting. We sat around a big tree outside whilst we learnt the history - a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fertility temple and we saw more people here than any other religious site. It was quite a walk to get here, across the fields then up the hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chhimi Lhakhang Monastery of Divine madman and ‘fertility temple’ was built in late 1400s. To access you walk through rice fields - dry now - and then through a village of penis/phallus vendors ( as well as prayer flags and thankas). This is said to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short walk from the car park, this temple is located on the way from Thimphu to Punakha and provides a nice diversion on the route. The high point for me was witnessing young children join the monks in playing the musical instruments during the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Filiform
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The best part of this temple, for me, was the walk to reach it. We walked through the rice paddy fields, the harvest was in progress and it was good to see local life in action. A bit of fun for us was spotting phallic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Fertility temple of Bhutan. Local couples come from different parts of the country to pray for fertility. Catch a glimpse into the rituals they perform for fertility. It was an interesting experience Watch your step on the path through the rice field as a stream...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jiaquan92
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

You should not skip this... It's really a very unusual temple.. mainly women come here to pray who has problem of conceiving... Devotees from all over the world come here..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kedar2015
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This temple was built by the first Queen of Bhutan and has a powerful belief associated with it. Couples who are unable to bear kids visit this temple with devout faith that they will be blessed with a child. The priests pray and bless the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from nitintchoksi | Reviewed this property |
No fees are charged. But offerings are put in the temple. The Bhutanese believe that the ritual gives a child to the childless parents. we have not seen any non Bhutanese performing any special ritual except visiting the... More