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Kichu Lakhang, Paro

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Turn a prayer wheel at Kichu Lakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Originally built in the 7th century, it was one of the 108 temples made to pin down a giant legendary ogress who was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Numerous prayer wheels with colorful ornaments and butter-lit lamps decorate the inner courtyard, where you can observe elderly pilgrims spinning them. A quiet and peaceful place, the temple has simple architecture housing a collection of 11 Buddha statues. Two orange trees in the courtyard are believed to bear fruit throughout the year. By using our Paro trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Kichu Lakhang and other attractions in Paro.
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  • It is said that kichu monastery is the oldest Monastery in Bhutan with Jambay Monastery in Jakar dating back to 659AD glad we visited both. It's like Ripleys believe it or not, Namgay explains that Ti...  more »
  • Beautiful temple! Very calm atmosphere. One of the oldest temples in Bhutan, believed to be one of the four border taming temples built in the 8th century by Guru Rinpoche. The 2 orange trees in the c...  more »
  • One of the olde rlakhangs of bhutan with tibetan style buildings. Interesting story attached with this lakhang. Worth visiting on the way to paro from tiger temple.