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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuluLifestyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank Shantanushetye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chimi L'hakhang is located with scenic beauty of peddy and some steps to climb to reach . enjoy communicating with locals, temple is small

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phalluses galore in the divine madman’s village. It’s a nice stroll and it’s a wonder why this guy was revered, but in this case, it's hard to describe

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Y480QMbobb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to walk. Not very steep but requires some effort to get to the temple. Nice small temple inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venkat K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Chimi Lhakhang temple, is located off the taken roads in the midst of the paddy fields. A short hike takes you to a beautiful temple with a big tree at the front. The temple is a fertility temple, i.e. couples who wish to have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bvipul16
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

The tour starts with a short hike through paddy fields in the countryside, passing few Bhutanese homes amidst the fields upto a small hillock on which this temple is located, we visited in February Post harvest season hence lush green fields were all bare, if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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