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A short walk, historical place

It is a short, slightly hilly track to walk up to this place, but we were glad we did it as the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
malnit56
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London, United Kingdom
Fertility temple

A small temple on top of a small hill dedicated for those praying for fertility. Phallic symbols... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gwen2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great hike to get to the temple. Not to strenuous, views are amazing. A very peaceful place. Once you reach the temple and proceed to the top floor, the view of the river, with its figure eights is incredible.

Thank lolly616
Reviewed 25 November 2017

By now your guide has explained the 'male models' painted on the facades of houses, hanging over door ways. You have seen the carvings in the shops. This is the fertility temple, the 'Divine Madman' is honoured here, also known as the Saint of 5000...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This temple approach will be very nice and you can get breathtaking views on the way. Once you reach the temple a 1 km walk slightly uphill welcomes you .. Great to walk to top slowly and enjoying the Nature

Thank Srinivas_darbha
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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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