Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro

Kyichu Lhakhang
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Bhutan (if not the oldest) and it is considered to be a prime example of the ornate Bhutanese architecture. It has been said that this Temple had been constructed back in the 7th century and that the original Temple complex was much smaller in size back then. However, over the years, this Temple has grown much larger in size with the help of several notable Buddhist leaders.
This Temple is located on a hillside with nice views of Paro Valley and the surrounding mountains. The Temple grounds and buildings appear well maintained here and there is a "quiet and peaceful" atmosphere here. Very nice Temple to visit while in Paro.
Written 24 May 2020
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Jonathan R
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This temple dates back to the 7th century, CE, originally built by a Tibetan King who was promoting Buddhism in what is now Bhutan. Interesting place, it was our first introduction to Buddhist temples in Bhutan. If you are spending time in Paro, it is worth a visit.
Written 7 March 2020
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TinWS
Roseville, California36 contributions
This visit is more of a historical and spiritual value. It is more compact than most other temple, but offered perhaps more history, culture and tradition.
Written 5 March 2020
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swiss-busybee
Zurich, Switzerland29 contributions
Let your guide tell you the story of the 108 temples! This is one of the older temples we visited (dating from the 7th century), the courtyard is beautiful, full of flowers, and the interior is serene, with weathered flooring where generations of faithful have performed their prostrations. Immerse yourself in the silence, spin some of the many prayer wheels and you are ready for a great Bhutanese experience.
Written 25 February 2020
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Jagriti K
Bangalore District, India225 contributions
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This is a Buddhist temple and has a large complex to walk around. You can visit the small temples inside, spin prayer wheels and feel a lovely sense of calm
Written 28 December 2019
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colorado4ever
Boulder, CO184 contributions
A must see for tourists... take your time and meditation... as others have said it truly has it's own energy!
Written 21 November 2019
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Ramakrishnan R
Mumbai, India811 contributions
Family
Old Buddhist temple with a rich heritage and narrative behind it. There is an entry fee and visiting hours are restricted. You should visit with a guide who can explain the history behind it. Worth a visit.
Written 15 November 2019
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acukiert
Sao Paulo, SP751 contributions
This small old temple is beautiful and does transfer you especial energy. It is definetely more interesting than many of the bigger ones. Worth a visit.
Written 7 November 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,104 contributions
Solo
When you arrive in Paro, you must tell to your tour guide to drive you here. Very peaceful temple like all in Bhutan.
Written 7 November 2019
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Kathy A
Portland, OR27 contributions
One of my favorite Temples in its intimate scale and peaceful location with gardens and by the river
Written 5 November 2019
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