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“divine madman” (78 reviews)
“paddy fields” (47 reviews)
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

important place in punakha that worth for visit, do a easy hiking then reach the temple. interesting story behind & temple inside also raw & beautiful. worth for visit

Thank iamface
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe just how special and spiritual this place is! The walk to the temple is just spectacular on a sunny day and the little garden just outside is very beautiful. It seems that the phallus paintings tend to offend some people's sensibilities so...More

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to travel through village passing through rice fields to reach the templr where people come to pray for fertility.They have to take rounds of the temple holding Phallus in the hands.

Thank guddu1954
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small and yet beautiful temple where people with problems bearing children come here to wish to be parents. People not only come here to learn about the temple but also seeks help from the temple and the monk for having their children. There is...More

Thank A K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not just a normal temple, it's a fertility temple where many people including locals & tourists can come to pray for children. You should choose to walk in the rice field to the temple in order that you can enjoy the fresh air...More

Thank Ha_MaiNgoc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When our guide told us about this temple and a hike to get to it,my first expression was ,oh!Not another one .(because of the laborious tigers nest hike),he told us it's only a half an hour walk in the plains through paddy fields. It was...More

Thank shobasampath
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting visit with a local guide who received his name at this temple. I participated in a blessing ceremony along with him while at the temple. Most tourist walks through the rice paddies and up to the temple. It was an easy walk that allowed...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is just a small temple built with some history attached. It is for people seeking a solution to fertility problems. The Bhutanese Buddhist faith gives high reverence to this venue.

Thank Gladwyn V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a quick hike to hear about 'The Mad Man'. Also known as the fertility temple...with lots of wooden phallus' kept in the temple. Best part is the hike through the paddy fields.

Thank random_musings
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Unfertile couples visit here though it was not for me and as i am a teen. but it was worth the visit and it was full of culture. It was a great hike to the temple and one must visit this without missing when visiting...More

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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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