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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phallus temple as some would like to call this place. A must NOT miss temple. There is a history why it is called so. From the drive to the temple you pass by shops selling Phalluses of different shapes and exotic colours. Also there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sumith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another Bhutanese temple with interesting history and a key part in Buddhism. The story of the mad monk is quite intriguing, and the magic ‘powers’ of this temple built by his brother. It seemingly works for some - and it has spawned quite a cottage...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk down and up hill to a beautiful monastery from our hotel, to the fertility temple a role in fertility for families from all over the world. Only small but worth the visit to hear the stories. We encountered a game of darts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penwyllt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk up hill to a beautiful monastery that plays a huge role in fertility for families from all over the world. The head monk has quite a few young students and they were very sincere, very sweet and added to the experience. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kala127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chimi Lhakhang is also known as Fertility Temple where childless couples come for blessing. The short hike through paddy field and hamlet is nice and easy walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hatbhutan
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This is certainly an interesting place, not for prudes. The valley is beautiful with green paddy fields. After lunch we walked across the paddy fields to the fertility temple. Couples come from around the world to be blessed. The guide will tell you the story...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 2 February 2019

this is the temple of Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529). Kunley migrated from Tibet. He was a crazy saint who extensively travelled in Bhutan. He was fond of women and wine, and adopted blasphemous and unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism. His sexual exploits included his hosts and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauremmm
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Very interesting walk to this monastery in honour of "The Divine Madman"....were the phyllus souvenir shops.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Linda O
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

A place which can be visited because of story behind it . The fertility temple situated at little hike between a paddy field and village . The most interesting part is you see various kinds of phallus around of various sizes and painted Interesting place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Naveen-Dhurka
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

A strange story behind the temple and the God who is worshipped. It is widely believed as a fertility temple and many couples are blessed with a child after worshipping the place. Locals believe that this God has saved them from the evil forces in...More

Date of experience: June 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