Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
A Serene and Beautiful Place
Nov 2019
The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery was built as a Buddhist college for nuns that is located on a hilltop in Punakha Valley. The nunnery is very visible from the valley below because it is the only complex located on this particular hilltop. The feeling at the nunnery is that of serene peace which can be attributed to the prime location on this hilltop with beautiful landscaping all around. One very distinct structure at the nunnery is the large, white-colored Stupa that is very similar in design to that of several other Stupas in Nepal.
The nunnery is a nice, quiet and peaceful place to visit - checkout the view from the nunnery to the Punakha Valley below the hilltop.
Written 23 May 2020
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RainhillBen
St Helens, UK20 contributions
An interesting different place to visit
Feb 2020
The nunnery is spectacularly placed on a hilltop. It was interesting because it was hard to differentiate the nuns there from the monks seen at other monasteries. The Queen Mother was staying in the Royal accommodation in the complex.
Written 9 March 2020
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cherylyeo25
Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
unexpected visit - wonderful windy windy windy place. So peaceful!
Dec 2019
Love the peace and tranquil of this place. What it means for the nuns, clean beautiful and very very windy! beautiful colourful garden with its prayer flags
Written 16 December 2019
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Shailesh Dheman
New Delhi, India382 contributions
Enjoyable drive to nunnery
Nov 2019
The nunnery is located at about 20 minutes drive from Punakha petrol pump. Currently, massive construction work is in progress to protect two Choetens above erlswhile cremation ground.
Views of town below along river from the nunnery are just awesome on both sides of the site.
Nunnery was built by father of the 4th Queen in Napalese style gumpa.
Written 12 November 2019
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guptaashok_0511
Noida, India482 contributions
Temple run by nuns
May 2019
Buddhist monestry run by nuns. Not a big one but good one. Good view from the top. Motorable upto top.
Written 30 May 2019
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Seemagoves
Pune, India842 contributions
Peaceful with beautiful views
Apr 2019 • Friends
The place is very quiet and calm. Do sit inside the monastery and meditate for some time . Just sitting there brings a lot of peace. The view is simply awesome and the breeze makes it beautiful. Click a few pics and then just sit and enjoy the peace , silence and quiet.
Written 8 May 2019
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Rama M
Mumbai, India97 contributions
A Peaceful Haven
Apr 2019 • Friends
Perched high up on top of a hill near Punakha, the nunnery is comparatively new and cosy. Probably because it is a place for women ascetics, it is clean, and spic and span to a degree not found in any other religious sanctuary or Dzong. While the garden in March is abloom with flowers, the temple itself is the prettiest and most tasteful I have ever seen. The silence and serenity bring a deep peace and a sense of sanctity. It a place one must visit!
Written 1 May 2019
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cookpias
Los Angeles, CA1,693 contributions
Small
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is unique as it has a temple inside the Chortan (stupa)--otherwise pretty unremarkable. Probably not the highlight of your trip.
Written 26 April 2019
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shyamankur
Bongaigaon, India88 contributions
beautiful location
Mar 2019 • Family
We have seen from out while going to Punakha valley. beautiful sight from outside from the road. you can cross the river and go in.
Written 20 April 2019
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Over100Countries
Seattle, WA684 contributions
Very pleasant, serene nunnery on a nice ridge with views
Mar 2019 • Solo
It's small by temple standards however the interior of the temple is much more colorful and ornately carved and painted that the other temples I saw, probably because it's run by women. It was a very pleasant stop.
Written 31 March 2019
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