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“divine madman” (69 reviews)
“paddy fields” (41 reviews)
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a pleasant walk through a village and rice fields near Chimi Lakhang in the Punaka District. Standing in a small hill, built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa heirarch Hqawang Choegyel, the site was blessed by the Devine Madman (the maverick saint Drukpa Kunley,...More

Thank Sangay D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a history of a devine mad man ,who is worshipped here,it's also called fertility temple,simple temple with bells &chants.

Thank Shveta S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the walk to the Temple through the rice fields and local farming community. We even stopped to tour a local farmhouse and visit a family. The town had interesting shops too. The Temple itself sits atop a hill with cooling breezes. Inside the...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It is a short, slightly hilly track to walk up to this place, but we were glad we did it as the views were great and once we got up there, it is so calm and peaceful. We had a tour inside (no pictures allowed)...More

Thank malnit56
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A small temple on top of a small hill dedicated for those praying for fertility. Phallic symbols can be seen hanging at the roof of the temple as well. The short walk to the hill is a little steep - not recommended for the elderly,...More

Thank gwen2015
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Built by the "Divine Madman", surrounded by many. many phallic symbols, this place is important for women who come here to pray for children. Certainly a bit of a startling sight but also entertaining as the symbol is used for everything from doorstops to decorations...More

Thank patsychom
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had a lovely walk through paddy fields and a village to get to the Chimi Lhakhang Temple, The Temple of Fertility. There were beautiful views over the rice fields and down the valley. The walk took us about an hour but it was lovely,...More

Thank Deryn H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Travelling between Thimphu and Phobjikha valley is the Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility) temple. The road to the valley is long and this is a welcoming stop and is worth it. Most tourists will have this stop on their itinerary if travelling to the spectacular Phobjikha valley....More

Thank cagatravel
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

An interesting hike along the way to this temple. You will see many souvenir shops but towards the last leg of the hike, you will have stairs to climb but not too difficult. The temple is a small one, actually, petite, but attracts many pilgrims....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This Temple has been given the name of the fertility temple associated with its mythical powers to help couples who otherwise are having problems conceiving to conceive. This also allowed us to enquire about the many phallic symbols and carvings we had seen throughout Bhutan....More

Thank Mark W
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ManikGH
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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
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