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Reminiscent of Nepal's Swayambhunath Temple

This nunnery has historical significance and was built by the parents of the queen mother. It is in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Peek into life as a nun

View is gorgeous from this Nunnery and we commented on how clean the temple and grounds were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer R
Sydney, Australia
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing much to do, Just Walk around this high altitude point and may take some pictures. you are done in half an hour. Timepass.

Thank shekhar2u
Reviewed 3 days ago

This nunnery has historical significance and was built by the parents of the queen mother. It is in Nepalese style with the eyes of Buddha painted onto it, and is reminiscent of the Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal. It closes at 5pm. We got here late...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View is gorgeous from this Nunnery and we commented on how clean the temple and grounds were - obviously done by women However the most interesting part was the peek into the everyday life of the nuns We chatted to the girl selling the bracelets...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a must see in Punakha, but worth visiting during prayers, when the chants by the nuns are really soothing. Western crystal chandeliers kind of spoil the décor if the 3-year old nunnery. Beautiful view of the valley. Next door is the residence of the...More

Thank Lam N
Reviewed 15 August 2018

this is an excellent monumnet with various idols of lord buddha and depicting the history of the stupa and various other details of budhism though the place is well kept and being atop a hill, providing a wonderful view of the vallay and mountains, the...More

Thank khatauv
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We arrived here mid-afternoon, but there was almost no one around. We saw 3 nuns who were setting up the hall for something, but no one else was about. The eyes on top of the stupa were mesmerising in their intensity, and very well done....More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This private nunnery in a beautiful scenery environment provides not only a good place of learning for the nuns, and also a picturesque high point for visitors. The statue of Goddess with 1000 hands inside the Temple is one of the best that I have...More

1  Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 1 July 2018

More than hundred nuns stay here praying and studying various courses in English ,maths etc.Chanting of Mantras is mesmerizing.

1  Thank guddu1954
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Very unclean and un-maintained place though accommodate by Nuns but looked like most were of old age and over filled. Looked more like a un-maintained old age home. Except for its architecture and way nuns preached all else not no that welcoming ones eye site.

Thank Hsanghavi
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The nunnery, located on a high point above Punakha, is visible from the valley. We drove up a winding road and admired the many flowers on the way to this nunnery. The nuns were industrious but friendly. The white stupa with has two wise eyes....More

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